Ted Cruz has gotten further than any other Latino presidential candidate in history. His campaign says he could be the first Hispanic president, yet Cruz has faced criticism for not being “Latino enough.” Cruz has also been criticized for not supporting immigration reform, for not speaking Spanish well, for not using the words “Latino” and “Hispanic” to self-identify, and for not aligning with “Latino values,” which we know can vary from family to family.
Either way, people have been asking just how Latino Ted Cruz is? But even the thought of this question being asked is insulting to some people, because asking someone to prove just how Latino he or she is, goes against an important part of the Latino community: its diversity.
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Ben Fernandez was born in Kansas and moved to California where I entered into politics. He ran for President under the Republican ticket – in the 70s.
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