Canal Alliance also ran a testing site in the area for six weeks. The group worked with Marin County to hire five bilingual contract tracers trained by UCSF, who will focus on tracking infections in this community. The organization is also offering cash assistance and hotel rooms to infected residents who need to isolate, among other resources. … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
While they fit into a pattern of the 26% of Latino voters who support Trump, Unanue's comments seem perplexing to the majority of Latino voters in the US. Trump has been enraging US Latinos going back to the dawn of his campaign, when he attacked immigrants from Mexico and Central America as criminals and rapists, as well as his callous indifference to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. In Trump's extreme version of Republicanism, scapegoating Latinos have engendered a climate of uneasiness and at times fear, all in the service of being meat for his xenophobic base of support. … [Read more...] about What Goya just signaled to Latinos
And early-voting totals suggest that this flaw in public polling could prove more relevant this year than ever before. Earlier this year, news of a spike in Hispanic voter registration bubbled up into the headlines. The early returns from swing states seem to validate those reports. Per the Washington Post: … [Read more...] about Latino Turnout Surges in Early Voting
Recent polls out of Florida show the former vice president’s support among Latinos trailing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats fear 2016 repeat despite Biden's lead in polls Analysis: 2018 'blue wave' due in part to boost in voters who didn't cast ballots in 2016 Hillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections MORE’s in 2016, fueling concerns that he could lose a pivotal swing state. … [Read more...] about Democrats fear Biden’s lagging Latino support could cost him
Only 5% of the speaking roles in last year's top 100 movies went to Latino actors even though that demographic group represents 18% of the US population. Latinos were the only major racial and ethnic group that was underrepresented in on-screen speaking roles last year, according to the USC report, which notes that a small sample of non-White actors are getting the bulk of the roles. … [Read more...] about Diversity in Hollywood films hit a milestone last year, but Latino actors still lag far behind, new study finds