Americans are having less sex — reproductive, baby-making sex — than they ever have before. Last week, TIME Magazine had a cover story entitled, “The Childfree Life.” The gist of the article was that increasingly, in our modern era, “having it all means not having children.” The choice to not have children represents a shift […]
As President Obama chooses the acquittal of George Zimmerman to reaffirm his black heritage, we should remind him that he should be there for all of us.
The differences between the barrio and ghetto, between being presumed to be illegal and being presumed to be a criminal, between being “brown” and being “black,” are not all that great. And to complicate things even more; yes, there are black Hispanics.
If Rand Paul, a Tea Party Republican, can agree with senators on both sides of the aisle in supporting immigration reform, then it shows that we as a country are coming to a consensus on the need for reform and the way to get there.
The immigration debate is already emotionally charged and colored enough by political rhetoric on each side. We don’t need groups like the Heritage Foundation throwing gasoline on the fire. We don’t need studies grounded in racist and wrong philosophies.
I asked a group of 17-year olds attending a prep school in South Florida about politics: what their own personal priorities were, and what they thought the country’s priorities should be. These 17-year olds were able to put aside their own personal wants and needs and choose rationally what makes the most sense for the country. Can President Obama do the same?
It’s going to take facts and concrete actions—not words or tone—for the true leaders in the GOP to bring Hispanics into the fold, to make them feel included and invested.
When prominent Hispanics took to the stage during the Republican Convention, the GOP may have finally accomplished the first step in winning back Latino voters. But while Romney and company have nailed the first part, now it’s time for them to get working on the second part.
Many Democrats and Republicans, as well as some in the media, don’t seem to understand that immigration is a non-issue for Florida’s Hispanic community. The reason is simple: when it comes to immigration, the differences between Hispanics are so great that I believe there’s a Latino cultural divide in America, something that many don’t realize and certainly don’t report.