James E. Garcia
Highlighting personal experiences is a common rhetorical device journalists use to report big, complex stories in a way that makes them easier to digest. Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block put the technique to good use in their new book, ‘Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance.’
While many pundits and politicians are focused on who’s to blame for this still unfolding debacle, it’s critically important that we not short shift the dark reality that is about to beset the nearly 40 million people who call this long-suffering country home.
The failure by a single Republican to back last Tuesday’s procedural vote simply to begin debate on the For the People Act suggests that, in their eyes, democracy as we’ve known it is no longer worth defending.
I’d like to believe that the Black Lives Matter marches against police brutality that erupted a year ago in the U.S. and around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer were the first act of that show.
It was the only logical and moral conclusion, and still it seemed almost unimaginable.
In order for supremacy to work, “the other,” as academics remind us, have to be judged inferior and culturally invisible.
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Let’s not forget what inspired the events of January 6: the false claim by Trump and others that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election and a years-long organized push by the Republican Party to restrict or outright suppress the right to vote of anyone who isn’t marching lockstep with the GOP’s increasingly anti-democratic agenda.
It’s still dangerous as hell out there.
The list of those who deserved to be held accountable shouldn’t be confined to Trump and the violent thugs who stormed the Capitol.
The president has failed miserably to live up to his oath of office, but never so blatantly as he did on Wednesday when he urged tens of thousands of supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol to reject the results of the November election.
Georgia is home to just over 1 million Latinos.
As much as I believe the people who run our government should look like the people they represent, I get that Biden’s promise won’t be easy to keep, even in the era of so-called racial reckoning.
Groups like LULAC and NALEO have praised the decision.
To deny how close this country came to the brink of disaster is to ignore the obvious.
As the death toll among Latinos killed by COVID-19 nears 51,000, El Pasoans are battling a growing wave of death and illness from the coronavirus.
While final data is still being gathered, experts say election results are expected to show that Latino voters turned out in record numbers nationwide.
“Like the population overall, Latinos are turning out to vote early in record numbers,” said NALEO Educational Fund CEO Arturo Vargas.
Latinos, COVID, and the rising Brown tide are driving Arizona’s blue wave.