A few dozen people, most of them Latino, stood in sweltering heat outside Marin Community Clinics recently to be tested. Some came with babies and children. Many of the medical workers spoke to residents in Spanish. Wearing protective gear, they held the hands of patients who felt anxious or scared. They danced and joked between patients to lighten the mood. … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
Along with strong café con leche, 1970s salsa records, and a dark brown fedora someone gave me for my birthday 15 years ago, I signal my ethnic identity with Caribbean cooking. I had never really liked how Goya monopolized the shelves of my grocery store, crowding out other brands that I had imagined were just as authentic and perhaps even cheaper. But Goya was there, it was edible, and it allowed me to continue in the tradition of eating rice and beans, which is an enduring part of how I make sense of the world. … [Read more...] about What Goya just signaled to Latinos
In Arizona, Latinos represented 13.2 percent of all early voters as of Tuesday, up from 11 percent at the same point in 2012 and 8.1 percent in 2008, according to Catalist, a firm that works with Democrats and progressive groups. In Nevada, Latinos make up 11.8 percent of early voters so far, compared with 10.5 percent in 2012 and 9.1 percent in 2008. And in Florida, they accounted for 14.1 percent of all returned ballots as of Tuesday, up from 9.6 percent at the same point in 2008. The Clinton campaign claims it’s also seen an uptick in Latino participation in states where the demographic represents a smaller portion of the population, such as North Carolina and Ohio. … [Read more...] about Latino Turnout Surges in Early Voting
“Donald Trump’s team realizes he has no shot of winning the Latino vote overall across America, but if he can perform well with Cubans in Miami and shave a few points off the non-Cuban vote too, that’s a recipe for him to win the election,” said Chuck Rocha, who led the Latino outreach program for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRocky Mountain truce won't end fight for regulatory supremacy OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump extends Florida offshore drilling pause, expands it to Georgia, South Carolina | Democrats probe Park Service involvement in GOP convention | Sanders attacks 'corporate welfare' to coal industry included in relief package Sanders attacks 'corporate welfare' to coal industry included in relief package MORE’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign. … [Read more...] about Democrats fear Biden’s lagging Latino support could cost him
The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which examines diversity in the film and television industry every year, released its latest report on Thursday. The findings showed minorities starred in 32 of the top 100 films in the US last year — far higher than the notably low 13 minority leads in 2007, the program's inaugural year. … [Read more...] about Diversity in Hollywood films hit a milestone last year, but Latino actors still lag far behind, new study finds