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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 01:58 PM

Julin Castro warns Democrats of 'potential slide of Latino support'

Julián Castro, the lone Latino to run for the Democratic presidential nomination this year, has warned at the outset of the party’s convention Democrats risk losing Latino support if they do not make greater efforts at inclusion.

“I think that we could win the battle and lose the war,” Castro told Axios, of the fight to defeat Donald Trump. “We could win in November, but you could see a potential slide of Latino support for Democrats.”

Castro spoke as activists directed a welter of criticism at the Democratic National Committee for inviting only three Latino politicians to speak independently during the four-day convention.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/18/julian-castro-democrats-latino-support|

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:01 PM

1. My husband works with a Mexican American man who is a big MF45 supporter

So ethnic looking he could be picked up by the INS by his looks alone. I know a few of them my self who think MF45 should be kicking out those “ illegals”.

Julian has a good point.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:05 PM

2. I've grown up and had lived in New Mexico for many years.

And have met my share of racist Latinos. "My family is Hispanic, not Mexican" (the latter said with the same derision as the racist Trump supporter) as they look down on Mexican Americans and advocate actively discriminating against them. My mom took in a Latina when we were kids whose family disowned her for getting engaged to a man from Mexico and her brothers had threatened to harm him. So it's not just Caucasians who are avid racists.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:26 PM

4. I know a few Mexican Americans who claim to be "Spanish"...

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 03:25 PM

7. It's as if some people think it's an insult to be "Mexican"

I never understood it. The people who think they are better off being "Spanish" rather than "Mexican" aren't going to look any different to the uber racists who only see "darker than white".

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:16 PM

3. I don't get it? How do they figure they are getting support from the OrangeDemonSeed??

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:36 PM

5. Perhaps Rep Castro should direct this to the DNC Chair Tom Perez, who happens to be a Latino

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 04:01 PM

9. Hey JulIn maybe you can help Russia to weaponize this!

I know you’ll sad about the primaries. Maybe you can get revenge

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:40 PM

6. How many does he feel would be acceptable?



Inclusion and diversity is certainly important but this is certainly not division we need right now.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 03:52 PM

8. 2nd largest demographic group is not feeling the love or getting attention nt

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