Political Views The last 30 years has brought the change of major political parties acknowledging the Hispanic population as a strong force in the election process. The race between Senator Obama and Senator McCain launched the first smear campaign ever shown on Spanish television ads. The irony is
In 2008, African-American presidential nominee Barack Obama garnered 67% of the Latino vote. In his bid for re-election, President Barack Obama acquired 71% of the Latino vote (Pew Research Center). With these statistics in mind, one can conclude that there has been a consistent growing pattern of continued co-operation between blacks and Latinos at the national level. This is in complete contrast however, to the mindset of some observers who believed that Latinos would not come out in the numbers they did because of racial bias and because of the fact that Obama received much less support amongst Latinos in the democratic primaries when faced against Hilary Clinton (Hero & Preuhs, p.3). Many people mistakenly thought this to be so because
Immigration from Latin America and the growth of the nation 's Latino population are two of the most important and controversial developments in the recent history of the United States. Latinos are destined to continue to have an enormous impact
Abstract The Latino and Hispanic population continues to increase at a lower rate every year in the U.S., they account for a large portion of the population. However, it hasn’t change the portrayal of Latinos in the media. Often, the Latino community is shown in a negative light that doesn’t represent the reality of this community. The main goal of this paper is to show and understand how the media portray Latinos and ways to solve the problem.
When looking at political campaigns in recent years there has been increasing evidence in the parties’ campaigns for the support of this racial group as they are being targeted in the campaigns in a strategic manner, by campaigning in Spanish or supporting citizenship, or heavy focus on Hispanic candidates from the parties for examples the Republican focus was on candidates such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
In accordance with the New York Times article ‘’27 Million Potential Hispanic Votes. But What Will They Really Add Up To?’’ writed by Marcela Valdes, the hispanic vote is determined for a such of circumstances, which explained through different testimonies in different contexts; starting with a background about one of the most important political issues in America today.
Discussion • How Did the Chicano movement was created and why? • Who are the creators or creator of the Chicano Movement? • What were some of the achievements of the Chicano movement? Conclusion Now it has become the largest racial minority in the U.S., there’s no denying the influence that Latinos have as a voting bloc. While Hispanics have more political power than they did during the Civil Rights Era, they also have new challenges. Immigration and education reforms are of key importance to the community. Due to the urgency of such issues, this generation of Chicanos will likely produce some notable activists of its own.
An Investigation of Latino Participation in Politics This research examines the disjuncture between Hispanic strength in population and Hispanic participation in politics. I examine the nature of this disjuncture: its severity, its causes, and its consequences. Hispanics currently comprise 11.2% of the U.S. population, but the Hispanic vote in the 1998 elections comprised only 4.7% of all ballots cast. The situation is even bleaker when considering Hispanic representation in Congress. Currently, less than four percent of U.S. House members are Latino. Add to that clear disjuncture the fact that two of the Hispanic Congressmen do not even possess the ability to vote and that there is not a single Hispanic Senator, and we see that
The declaration of Hispanic dominance is a commonly mentioned turning point among those companies targeting, or realizing they need to target, this diverse market. However, reaching the US Hispanic market is more challenging than is often assumed. Not only are Hispanics the largest single ethnic group in the US, they're not even a single racial group. People of Hispanic background come from different nations, live in different regions, and enjoy different cultures; even the language, which is often thought to connect all Hispanics, has many different dialects that divide it. This is a common problem that
Chavez wanted to help immigrants and chicanos against discrimination because they weren’t getting the same amount of rights as the americans were getting and heard many complaints about it as he traveled between Arizona and California. As an immigrant and knowing the pain
The article "The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latino", explained that recent comments and political views of Donald Trump have impacted the support of Latino voters for the conservative party. This has made conservative Latino voters feel as though their views are not being represented well. Trump describes Mexican immigrants that
The United States is home to over 53 million Hispanic citizens who comprise nearly 17 percent of the entire population. Despite this, Hispanic public administrators only hold 34 out of 435 Congressional seats and 4 out of 100 Senate seats. However, Hispanic leaders are making inroads into the United States political system and paving the way to represent their peers on local and national levels. In conjunction with public supporters and community groups, these professionals are inspiring the next generation of Hispanic leaders and making significant progress on administrative and political fronts.
At the time of the article the Hispanics as a whole were considered undecided in who they were going to vote for. The Hispanics find themselves very confused on who to vote for because all the candidates are appealing to them but they
The amount of Latinos in this country is rapidly growing; the Latino community is 16.3 percent of the population. In the article written by Kate Linthicum, it is estimated that 40 million Latinos will be eligible to vote by 2030 and in 2014, 25 million Latinos were eligible to vote. In the previous 2012 Presidential elections, the massive amount of Latinos had a significant importance in the election. Both the Democratic and Republican political party aimed to receive the support of the Latino voters. This upcoming election both political parties will have to find strategies to win over the Latino vote. Neither the Democratic nor the Republican political party is a perfect fit for the Latinos in the United States. They both have some qualities
Source: Gang member gets prison time for rape; http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/courts_and_crime/gang-member-gets-prison-time-for-rape/article_5c54cee4-e7bd-11e5-938e-37ed23cdbee4.html Synopsis: This case is about a Walla Walla gang member, Eduardo Chavez, 17 who was convicted of raping a 15- year-old girl at his house last spring. He was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison. Chavez initially denied having sex with the girl or knowing anything about her but after he was confronted with the test results confirming that his DNA was found on the girl’s body he told the detective the sexual encounter was consensual. He maintained his innocence at court and spoke about emotional trauma he has encountered in his life, and vowed to change and get out