While names like Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin have become well-known, you’re much less likely to be familiar with the cases of Jessica Hernandez, Alex Nieto, and Antonio Zambrano Montes. Or the recent death of Rubén García Villalpando.
In this conversation with Julio Varela, Futuro Media Group’s digital media director, and political strategist Alida Garcia, Maria Hinojosa asks where Latino leadership organizations like MALDEF, LULAC, and the National Council of La Raza stand in the conversation. Also: is the attention being paid to immigration action stifling the debate? Or should questions like police violence and training towards Latinos be integral to the immigration debate?
4 thoughts on “Is Latino leadership self-censoring?”
Racism is still alive and breathing. Police must be trained to deal with the ever growing Latino population especially in the farming communities. Media doesn’t report because they too don’t think its important enough. (Thanks for reporting on this!)
Wrote this article in early February. Since then, there have been many more killings: http://truth-out.org/news/item/28921-not-counting-mexicans-or-indians-the-many-tentacles-of-state-violence-against-black-brown-indigenous-communities