Trump’s use of the definite article—“the”—in discussing racial and religious minorities, and other historically marginalized groups, tells us all we need to know about how he views them. It’s a rhetorical way of separating “us” from “them,” a clear means of dividing the “regular” white people from all “the others.”
Evidence suggests that thanks to the party’s co-dependent relationship with Donald Trump, the GOP may be on the verge of permanently losing two of the fastest growing groups of new voters — Latinos and Asian-Americans. Support from these two groups is dipping toward a percentage in the single digits.
The fact that Mateen was easily able to purchase a similar weapon that shooters used in San Bernardino — a .223 caliber AR-type rifle — raises questions about the ample access to that weapon: Why are military assault rifles so easily available to would-be terrorists?
It should come as no surprise that Trump is going after successful, prominent Latinos. The generalization that all immigrants are “rapists and murders” set the tone for his presidential run, and Hispanic American governors, journalists, and federal judges don’t fit that image.
The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.
German Maldonado could back a Republican. But it’s not likely, not when Donald Trump is calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. “The whole GOP base, they tend to attack most of our people,” said the graphic designer, who came to this country from Mexico 25 years ago. That, in a nutshell, is the challenge Republicans face in 2016
The mathematics of power may be about to change in a way that could shift political clout away from fast-growing Latino communities in states such as California, Texas and Florida, and move it to the suburbs and rural areas.
By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Buffeted by a rise in converts to other forms of Christianity as well as a falling away from religion entirely, the share of Latino Catholics in the United States continues to decline, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found. The study reconfirmed that […]
By Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Mercury News MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Standing silently at attention Monday morning — Cinco de Mayo — almost 50 self-described “Patriots” held tall U.S flags in front of a high school still at the center of a public debate over free speech and cultural pride. “We’re just here to support […]