What Trump's campaign has shown us is how much work we as a nation face to educate our own people to understand the diversity in the United States is a positive thing and a part of what makes us so great.
The term "program integrity" has recently come into vogue to address the alleged rampant exploitation of the government's assistance. It has become clear, however, that when lawmakers discuss "program integrity," these are really just terms of art to justify denying immigrants access to federal programs.
My analysis supports the view of the Republican Party as being a less tolerant party. Members of the Republican Party express more negative feelings and more animosity toward America's minority groups.
"They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
Let's take a look at some of the misinformed statements that the woman at IHOP makes and see the key stereotypes and misconceptions about U.S. Latinos/as that they reveal.
“You don’t know how long it will be here before the political activists get engaged in that community and foment something
Latinos and African Americans make up about two-thirds of the population of Palmdale. But since the city's incorporation
Uyalda is an agriculture town, and an influx of Hispanic workers, many of them immigrants, has bolstered the local economy
It's not provable precisely how hateful rhetoric from public figures drives criminal violence. But anecdotal evidence suggests the link is a tight one.
The number of anti-Latino hate crimes surged statewide in 2010, according to a state attorney general's office report. There
Virgil Peck's feeble attempt at humor lines up with the more overt shrieking of those conservatives who are terrified of Latinos, immigrants, undocumented people, or all three. They know that their mindset, once the default setting for the nation, is fading away.
Angle and Vitter pull out all the stops with race-baiting immigration ads. Dobbs pulls a Whitman. Fiorina hits Boxer for voting against immigration reform that Fiorina opposes. Politicos wonder: Will Latino voters turn out?
Hatred is, in fact, boiling over in the U.S. against anyone who does not seem to be from this country -- regardless of whether they are U.S. born or illegal immigrants.
The Latino activist community has by any objective standard failed in its stated mission of achieving immigration reform.