Search Results for: "not a monolith"
In Search of the ‘Latino Vote’ (OPINION)
The “Latino vote” is the Holy Grail of politics, and locking it down is more difficult than people seem to have anticipated. A breakdown of why viewing Latino voters as a monolith is a mistake.
Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say
Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.
9 Latino Films to Watch This Spooky Season (REVIEW)
There’s something particularly Latinx about “spooky season,” maybe because we have a more open —and, I’d argue, healthier— relationship to death and what lies beyond. So it makes sense to spend this month watching films and shows that feature Latinx talent dealing with monsters, murderers, and ghosts.
What About Electoral Power? (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this continuation of Latino USA’s 2022 midterms coverage, Maria welcomes her In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela and the following two guests: Sonja Diaz , founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Institute at UCLA, and Jazmine Ulloa , national reporter for the New York Times.
Report: Growing Latino Vote Could Decide Elections in 2022, Beyond
A study from the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute analyzed the electoral choices of Latino voters in U.S. Senate races across five states in 2020. The findings show that a notable percentage of the growing Latino electorate split its ballots between parties when choosing Senate candidates and presidential candidates.
The Persistent Reign of White Terror (OPINION)
With the recent mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, white rage continues to rear its ugly head in society, and the press must be held accountable for how this phenomenon is reported and portrayed.
What House Democrats Are Saying About Latino January 6 Insurrectionists
This week, Latino Rebels asked House members their thoughts on the rising, right-wing extremism in Latino communities.
With ‘Promised Land,’ Matt Lopez Is Representing Latinidad on ABC (REVIEW)
With the recent cancelation of Gentefied (and seemingly every other Latinx show), there’s a lot of pressure on ABC’s new ‘Promised Land,’ a primetime, network drama featuring Mexican American characters, played by Hispanic actors, and created and run by Matt Lopez.
Sen. Luján: Democrats Need to Invest More in Latino Vote
In July, Latino Rebels began asking members of Congress to explain the rightward shift in Latino voters during last year’s presidential election. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) was the first Congressional Hispanic Caucus member asked.
Democrats Consider Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of failed attempts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden are signaling openness to a piece-by-piece approach.
As President Biden Steps into Office, the Real Work Begins (OPINION)
We cannot afford to fall asleep at the wheel again.
My 21 Best Latinx Books of 2020
I found myself struggling to find the words to describe the books below, their impact, their place until recently. It is almost the end of 2020 and I have finally found some words to describe my favorite Latinx books of 2020.
Why Some Latinos Support Trump, and Why They Shouldn’t (OPINION)
Latinos have worked too hard and come too far as a people to let a master charlatan intent on usurping our democracy steal our destiny.
Hispanic Heritage Month Doesn’t Have to be Controversial (OPINION)
During Hispanic Heritage Month, our communities’ contributions throughout American history are widely ignored while voices decrying the month dominate the conversation.
Waking Up the ‘Sleeping Giant’ Starts With Climate Change (OPINION)
A poll conducted by Climate Power 2020 in July showed that an overwhelming 77 percent of Latino voters support a message of bold climate action to fight the climate crisis.
Dear Biden Campaign: Pay Attention to Puerto Rican Voters in Pennsylvania, They Could Swing the Election (OPINION)
In Pennsylvania, Puerto Ricans in particular are going to be mobilized by other Puerto Ricans, especially if they come from those same communities. It is baffling to us that the Biden campaign does not seem to get this point, even if campaign statements about the island still trickle out. So what is at stake?
1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is hoping to capture Florida and other pivotal states by pushing Latino turnout rates higher than when Hillary Clinton was defeated in 2016. A key to doing that is a deeper understanding of Latino voters’ backgrounds thanks to new advancements in “micro-targeting.”
How Hispanics Really Feel About Trump
As researchers who regularly examine public opinion, we know it’s a stretch to conclude that half of Hispanics approve of Trump, let alone suggest that a majority back his proposed immigration policies.
What the 2018 Midterm Exit Polls Are Saying About Latino Voters and Who They Supported
Yeah, we are not a monolith, and we never were.
Why the Latinx Community Should Fight for a Job Guarantee
We believe a right to a job is a human right.
A Group of Latinos Will Throw a Party for Trump Inauguration (And Throw Us All Under the Bus)
What happens when Latinos in positions of power abandon the needs of their community to gain power and prestige?