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Trump’s Latino Base

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On December 29, 2018
Democrats like to think that demographics are destiny. But that’s not true, as we should know by now. Part of that is the idea that the Latino vote is going to be a consistently Democratic voting bloc. But Latinos voted for Trump at a higher rate than they did for Romney and he has held […]

Let’s Hope!

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On February 25, 2016

If this is true, it’s a huge boon for the Democrats: About 13.1 million Latinos are expected to vote in November’s general election – a boost from the last presidential race but still less t

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The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016
I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale, Arkansas, turning it from one of the state’s whitest towns into the state’s most diverse town. This is because the poultry […]

Reies Lopez Tijerina, RIP

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On January 20, 2015
Reies Lopez Tijerina, New Mexico legend, land grant rights activist, and early Chicano activist, has died at the age of 88. Tijerina is known for the 1967 armed raid he led on the Rio Arriba County Courthouse in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico in order to free a member of his movement to take the land […]

Latino Lynchings

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On July 13, 2014

We think of lynching as something whites did to African-Americans and that was of course often the case. But the use of extralegal violence to eliminate perceived threats without a trial was pretty co

Brownsville

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On September 19, 2013

César Díaz’s essay on the difficulties of growing up in Brownsville and then going off to college from a poor family and then living in white Austin is your read of the day. It’d be nice

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