California Recall Stokes Dem Fears of Latino Defection

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D., Calif.) speaks at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. September 14, 2021. (Fred Greaves/Reuters)

While Governor Gavin Newsom survived the California recall election Wednesday, winning in a landslide, exit polling suggests Latinos in the state are gradually moving away from their traditional home in the Democratic party.

While the majority of Latinos turned out for Newsom, rejecting the recall 60 to 40 percent, his margins decreased from the 64 percent of Latinos he won in his first gubernatorial run and now mirror his support among white voters.

The decline in Latino support for Democrats isn’t limited to California: former President Trump dramatically expanded his vote-share among the group in South Florida and Texas’ Rio Grande Valley in 2020.

Sixty-three percent of people of color selected “No” on the recall question, whereas 59 percent of white voters answered the same, the New York Times reported. The narrowing gap should serve as a warning sign for California Democrats, according to some activists.

While many pollsters dismissed the Latino defection to Trump in 2020 as a fluke, the California recall election offers further evidence for the emergence of a larger pattern. Fifty-four percent of Cuban Americans voted for Trump in 2016 and 62 percent voted for Trump in 2020, Politico reported. Many Cuban-Americans either escaped or are descendants of those who lived under the Castro communist regime.

One Democratic strategist says that he doesn’t believe the shift can be attributed to the Republican platform suddenly resonating with Latinos, but he recognizes this group may be experiencing some degree of political realignment.

“Donald Trump got a historic number of Latino votes in 2020, and you can claim it was because of this or because of that, but it’s not like Larry Elder broke through for these folks. There is something else going on,” said Michael Trujillo, a Los Angeles-based Democratic strategist told NBC News. 

Latinos’ waning support for Democrats may suggest the party is missing this group’s priorities. Nearly a quarter of small businesses in California are owned by Latinos, according to the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders.

The recall movement was born in protest to Newsom’s mismanagement of the pandemic, which brought prolonged lockdowns and invasive COVID restrictions that were especially hostile to California’s small businesses. Disgruntled residents also demanded a referendum on Newsom’s leadership for the deterioration of the state at large, marked by rampant crime and homelessness, exorbitant cost of living and taxation, and generally declining quality of life.

Republican candidates in certain minority-heavy districts have ramped up their appeals to voters of color, accusing Democrats of taking ftheir support for granted, pandering to them with flattering rhetoric and government benefits while ignoring their opposition to certain progressive priorities on issues like abortion and school choice. With the recall election, it appears some of the Republican wake-up calls are registering with Latinos.

“We’re seeing something happen in blue state California, where a certain segment of the Latino population is trending in the wrong direction,” Trujillo said.

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Democrats Continue to Lose Ground in Texas as Hispanic Voters Turn Their Back on the Left – RedState

The blue wave that the left said was going to hit Texas continues to recede further and further back as numbers continue to show Democrats losing ground in the Lone Star State.

According to Texas Monthly, Starr County is turning red by leaps and bounds with Republicans showing up in droves and increasing their presence by the triple digits while Zapata County is seeing red for the first time in decades:

In Starr County, just upriver from McAllen, Republicans increased their turnout by almost 300 percent between 2016 and 2020. While Hillary Clinton won there by sixty points, Joe Biden barely scraped out a five-point victory. In Webb County, home of Laredo, Trump cut his 2016 margin of defeat by more than half. And in Zapata County, which didn’t even have a local Republican party, Trump became the first GOP presidential candidate to win since Warren G. Harding was on the ballot a century ago.

Texas Monthly stated that much of the problem is the Democrat party’s assumption that Hispanic voters would default to voting Democrat as the left considers itself the party of the minority. This is increasingly proving to be a hubristic stance by the left, and Hispanic voters, Texans in particular, are teaching them not to take them for granted:

Banking on an identity-based appeal, Democrats last year trotted out the sort of bilingual messaging in South Texas that has played well among Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and Puerto Ricans in New York, focused on a celebration of diversity and immigration. Republicans, by contrast, recognized that Hispanic South Texans share many of the same values as non-Hispanic white voters elsewhere in Texas and swept in with a pitch about defending gun rights, promoting the oil and gas industry, restricting abortion, and supporting law enforcement. Republicans proved more persuasive.

When it comes to the minority vote, Democrats have rested on the false idea that one size could fit all when it comes to minority voting. However, Texans have differing values and concerns than Californians and New Yorkers do, and assuming a minority voter in Texas would think the same way as a minority voter in New York isn’t just short-sighted, it’s also racist.

As I previously wrote, the town of McAllen, Texas, was also considered a Democrat stronghold by the left and thus there was no reason in their minds to listen to their concerns. It’s a town that was 85 percent Hispanic and Biden had won the county over Trump by 17 points. Before Biden, Clinton had won it by 42 points. Democrats apparently didn’t seem to think the drop between Hillary to Biden was that alarming, but they should have. McAllen elected its first Republican mayor in June.

Finding the reason why the switch has been ongoing for some time isn’t hard to understand. On top of the fact that Democrats thought they pretty much owned the Hispanic vote, the Biden administration’s border policies have been destructive to nearby communities, including the Hispanic communities. Democrats assumed that this would endear the Latino population and drive them further to the left. The assumption left a bad taste in the mouths of these voters.

Moreover, the left constantly proved that they weren’t listening to the Latino community in small ways. The continued use of the term “Latinx,” for instance, has been a descriptor the community has said repeatedly that it doesn’t like, yet the left continues to use it despite the objections.

No doubt, the left is looking to hit the drawing board and win back the Hispanic vote, but so long as they continue to put these communities in danger with irresponsible management of the border and appeals to their status as a minority instead of individual communities, Democrats will continue to bleed support.



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Will California’s Latino population be the deciding factor in Newsom’s recall election?

California’s population of nearly 40 million is incredibly diverse and influential: 39 percent of residents are Latino/Hispanic, and more than 10 million Californians are immigrants from various foreign countries. Over the past year, many residents of the Golden State, including Latinos, have been negatively impacted by draconian measures imposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom since the onset of the pandemic.

Reports analyzing voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election show a record number of Latinos flocked to the polls last November, breaking 50 percent voter turnout for the first time, according to CUNY researchers.

It’s worth noting that the record-high Latino voter turnout happened amid uncertainty regarding America’s future under a potential Biden or continued Trump presidency, which ultimately was a decision between government control or freedom.

If California’s Latino population breaks from voting Democrat, it is possible that such a large portion of California’s demographic could swing the election in favor of recalling Newsom during the special election on Tuesday.

It’s more than just ‘immigration’ policies

Latinos have proven they are not a monolithic bloc of single-issue voters. Recalling Newsom is about more than just illegal immigration for Latinos. The petition, which received 1.62 million verified signatures from Californians, takes a stand against: high crime, homelessness, unemployment rates, tax hikes, failure to contain disastrous wildfires, and keeping businesses shut down.

Karina Manuela, a Latino small business-owner and conservative activist from Norwalk, Calif., told RSBN that most businesses were shut down, including her own gym. The only stores allowed to remain open throughout the lockdowns were the big corporations, such as Target and Walmart, which caused many small businesses to permanently close.

“It was a big financial hit not just for myself but for my friends in the fitness industry; I know two gyms that closed permanently due to the [lockdown] orders…Rent is very expensive,” Manuela said.

Giving a compelling reason as to why Latino Americans should vote against Newsom in the recall election, Manuela said that many Latinos have family members that originally came to the U.S. to escape their home countries’ high crime and government corruption. These same bad policies are strikingly similar to those that Democrats want to implement here.

“Where are we going to go if not the United States? There’s nowhere else to go,” Manuela insisted.

Photo of Karina Manuela, a conservative activist participating in “Recall Newsom” efforts within California.

Danny Ramirez, who lives in Imperial County, Calif., reportedly believes most Latinos hold socially conservative beliefs, but are unable to realize this due to the ongoing disconnect between politicians and Spanish-speaking voters.

He told NPR, “I believe that the majority of the Imperial County is also pro-life and pro-family, but they don’t vote that way because they don’t know.”

“Those Democrats are more Republican than they think,” Ramirez added.

Why a recall?

Most Latinos feel that the sitting governor is out of touch with his constituents, and see him as hypocritical for implementing pandemic restrictions that were only applicable to the people he mandated, excluding himself. He was photographed last year ignoring his own restrictions at the French Laundry by hosting a large dinner party without social distancing or face masks despite that it was a mandate he enforced with hefty fines for violations.

The Golden State holds some of the highest homeless and impoverishment rates across the country. “Tent cities” have taken over parts of San Francisco, Venice Beach, and San Diego, with more than 151,000 inhabitants experiencing homelessness. Evidently, housing has become not only scarce, but increasingly expensive. Newsom has also failed to keep his own campaign promises by lacking to produce 3.5 million new housing units by 2025 to deal with housing shortages.

The California Latino Economic Institute recently found that Latinos have been forced out of work at double the rates witnessed last year at the onset of the pandemic, with more than three-quarters of California small business owners reporting that Covid-19 has had a “moderate to large negative effect” on their respective businesses.

Latinos must vote in the recall election

Photo provided to RSBN of Eddy Alfonzo Marmolejo, RNHA California chapter chairman, at a “Recall Newsom” rally in Los Angeles.

The GOP has made significant gains with predominantly Latino districts, such as those within Florida and Texas, that are usually considered Democrat strongholds. If Republicans are successful in gaining enough of the Latino vote, they could easily regain the House in 2022.

Chairman of the California chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA), Eddy Alfonzo Marmolejo, spoke with RSBN to express the importance of Latino voter turnout in the recall election.

“Governor Newsom and the Democrat Party of California are not friends of the Latino community. How does Gov. Newsom pretend to go to the Dodger stadium to say he cares about Latinos when he shut down Latino businesses, laid off Latino workers due to his draconian policies that did not follow the science, but kept major stores like Target and Walmart open, kept bars and strip clubs open, but Latino businesses were closed?” Marmolejo stated, highlighting Newsom’s ongoing contradictions as governor.

He mentioned that while Democrats continue campaigning to Latinos that “immigration policies” are the only thing that should matter, he argued that many other issues rank first in typical Hispanic households.

According to Marmolejo, Latinos should get involved with local chapters and conservative political organizations – not just Democrat or progressive organizations. “Latinos know what the problems are. They just need to be shown that there are groups like us where you can speak what you believe, and you’re not going to get ridiculed,” he said.

“There’s a lot of people that were former Democrats that went Republican for these very same reasons,” Marmolejo added.

If Newsom gets recalled, who would replace him?

The RNHA of California has officially endorsed conservative radio show host Larry Elder, who is the front-running Republican candidate.

Elder “has the best understanding” of issues affecting poor and middle class workers in California, Marmolejo said.

“There’s a lot of quality candidates and at the end of the day we looked at who has the best chance to defeat Newsom; again, this is about defeating Newsom, and bringing positive change to California, and that’s Larry Elder,” he continued.

Larry Elder, a favorite among conservatives, is slated to win by a landslide compared to other candidates if Newsom gets recalled on Sept. 14. He has campaigned on being a strong advocate for school choice, lowering state taxes, criminal justice reform, as well as finding ways to incentivize local businesses to remain open – all of which are agenda items that promote growth in Latino communities.



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Facing Uphill Final Stretch, Elder Focuses on Latino Turnout

VISTA, Calif. — It’s a bright, cloudless morning in this heavily Latino, working-class exurb of San Diego. A “We’re Hiring” sign hangs in the window of a run-down McDonald’s on the corner of a major thoroughfare, Civic Center Drive. One side of the restaurant exterior serves as a homeless encampment, strewn with debris, while just down the street, construction has ramped up again in a trendy revitalized area with new storefronts and restaurants mixed in with the old.

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder, who shot to the top of the GOP pack of candidates vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom since entering the recall race in July, is furiously trying to make his closing arguments to voters at the first of three stops Friday in Southern California.

Polls over the last week show Newsom opening up a comfortable lead in the final stretch, and media reports are already declaring him the victor. Elder’s unabashedly conservative views are out of step with voters in this solidly blue state and thus he became the perfect Newsom foil, the early obituaries contend.

But Elder, the quick-witted and often combative black Republican, is still out there throwing punches. He’s well aware that some of the same polls giving Newsom a 13- to 21-point lead also show weakness — that voter turnout is lagging among Latinos, who make up a nearly a third of California’s voters and have helped propel Democratic victories across the state for decades.

The COVID pandemic and Newsom’s strict lockdown policies hit Latinos and their small businesses especially hard. An Emerson College survey in mid-July showed these voters as the only racial group favoring the recall – doing so by a whopping 13 percentage points — with more recent surveys indicating they are evenly split and failing to turn in their ballots in large numbers.

While sitting at a table outside Marisco del Pacifico, a popular local eatery, owner Esteban Sanchez told Elder he’s struggling to find enough waiters and other employees to keep the restaurant afloat even after surviving the worst of the pandemic closures.

“It’s one of the busiest restaurants in this town, but he can’t find workers,” chimed in Frank Lopez, a former Vista City Council member.

Elder quickly offered sympathy from his own family’s experience. His father was a janitor and a cook who eventually opened a café in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. “A lot of restaurants have told me they have to cut hours, cut days because they’re short of staff – and if you serve somebody a bad meal it will hurt your business, so rather than do that, they’re cutting down [on their hours],” he said in his usually blunt, rapid-fire clip. “Of course, the profits go down when hours go down. … It’s outrageous.”

Newsom “shut down the state to the point that a third of all small businesses are now gone forever, and many of them were owned by Latinos and blacks and Asian Americans,” he said. “He should not have done that, and he left his own winery open.”

It’s the polar opposite message Newsom has been driving home in the final weeks of the recall as the sitting governor has leaned into the strict pandemic policies that helped fueled the drive to oust him. As Elder and other Republicans have promised to overturn Newsom’s restrictions, the first-term governor is casting the recall decision as a matter of life and death — literally. Last week in Oakland, Newsom warned that California would turn into Florida or Texas without his leadership, two states whose unemployment numbers have fared much better during the pandemic but where new COVID cases are now far higher.

On Monday, President Biden, fresh from implementing new vaccine requirements for federal workers and private businesses with more than 100 employees, will campaign with Newsom in Long Beach. The Biden appearance follows Vice President Kamala Harris’ time stumping with Newsom in San Leandro on Wednesday.

Republicans have questioned why Newsom would want Harris and Biden, with their plummeting poll numbers nationally, out with him on the campaign trail. But both remain popular in California. A Public Policy Institute of California poll, conducted in late August, during the administration’s chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal, showed that 58% of Californians approve of the way Biden is handling his job, compared to 53% who feel the same way about Newsom.

Perhaps the most effective Democratic endorsement of all — an ad featuring former President Obama — warns that the recall vote “could be the difference between protecting our kids or putting them at risk; helping Californians recover or taking us backwards.”

The efforts to nationalize the election seem to be paying off. Democratic voters have already cast nearly twice as many votes as Republicans, and pro-recall organizers are sounding the alarm for supporters to return their ballots.

Proponents are urging Republicans not to let their distrust in the all-mail voting system cause them to wait until the last minute to turn in their ballots, as they did in the 2020 presidential contest. Many Democratic-controlled counties have offered fewer in-person polling places than in previous elections, so long lines are expected on the last day of voting, Sept. 14.

Yet, over the last week, there has been a tangible GOP air of defeat, and the Republican blame game has already begun. Centrist GOP strategists point the finger at the party for failing to rally behind San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer,  a pro-choice moderate, and allowing Elder to run away with the vast majority of their voters’ support.

Faulconer’s spokesman, John Burke, publicly lashed out at Elder on Friday. “What changed between July and now?” he tweeted, referring to a new poll showing the “no on recall” side leading by 21 points. “One thing: @LarryElder. He’s been a gift to @GavinNewsom. California Republicans can do better.”

In July, after Elder entered the race and started surging, the California GOP backed away from delivering an endorsement for one Republican candidate, which was widely expected to favor Faulconer. But others maintained that the party had no choice but avoid an endorsement because Faulconer would have suffered an embarrassing and debilitating loss.

“These consultants think that if they can get the party insiders behind him, that will mean a path to victory,” Carl DeMaio, a popular San Diego radio host and recall organizer, stated back in July. “Having a bunch of insiders from the Sacramento swamp try to force-feed this grassroots movement a bad candidate is the path to destroying the recall.”

DeMaio, who frequently refers to Faulconer as “Mr. Vanilla” on his radio show, argues that Elder breathed new life into the pro-recall movement when he threw his hat in the ring in early July.

Faulconer never caught fire and is now hovering in the single-digits, along with 36-year-old Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and businessman and perennial candidate John Cox. In fact, the second-highest vote-getter in most polls is not Faulconer but the lone Democratic candidate in the race, political novice Kevin Paffrath, a 29-year-old real estate broker who hosts a YouTube channel about personal finance.

Democratic strategists dismiss the idea that any Republican had a serious chance of replacing Newsom, although they believe that Elder has made a bigger win easier for the governor to achieve.

In a state where registered Democratic voters outnumber Republicans nearly 2-to-1, veteran Democratic consultants claim the math was never going to add up to a Republican win without a larger-than-life figure like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the race. Schwarzenegger, a Republican, won the last California recall in 2003, ousting then Democratic Gov. Gray Davis.

It’s an argument Garry South, a longtime Democratic strategist who ran Davis’ political campaigns, has been making for months. Now that Democrats are paying attention, he predicts a crushing, double-digit recall defeat. “This is not about enthusiasm, it’s about numbers – and math doesn’t give a sh– about enthusiasm,” he told RCP Thursday. “This thing is over.”

The reason the Faulconer team is so upset, South said, is that their candidate has come out of the recall as damaged goods with even worse long-shot odds in the 2022 gubernatorial contest. “If you’re Kevin Faulconer, and you end up with 5% of the vote, how do you reboot and tell people that you’re the best candidate for the Republicans to run against Newsom in 2022?” he asked.

Recall organizers are far from capitulating, and argue Newsom’s reputation has suffered most of all. Anne Dunsmore, the campaign manager and finance director of Rescue California, one of the main recall organizers, is working to keep the focus on Newsom in the final days. Dunsmore rattles off a litany of leadership failures during Newsom’s two-year tenure, including one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, spiking crime, massive unemployment fraud, lying about the state’s fire prevention efforts, disruptive school closures, failing to dramatically reduce homelessness and his infamous flouting of his own COVID lockdown rules during the French Laundry dinner last November.

No matter how much Newsom wins or loses by, Dunsmore said, she considers the recall an overwhelming success.

“If you would have told me a year ago that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would be out here campaigning for this guy, and recall opponents would end up spending $80 million to defeat our effort, I would have laughed,” she said. “Democrats, no matter, how you look at it, have to say [Newsom] is damaged goods.”

Susan Crabtree is RealClearPolitics’ White House/national political correspondent.



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Twitter users pounce on LA Times opinion columnist for using the term ‘Latinxs’ to refer to Latinos

Los Angeles Times opinion columnist Jean Guerrero was inundated with criticism as many Twitter users took issue with her use of the word “Latinxs” in a tweet on Sunday.

“Democratic outreach to Latino voters on the California recall election is not working. I’ve been speaking to young Latinxs and almost none of them have any idea what is going on. This is really, really bad,” Guerrero tweeted.

Merriam-Webster.com says “Latinx” is a word “used as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina.”

Many on Twitter pounced on Guerrero’s utilization of the term.

“First of all we don’t like to be called Latinxs. Be a little more careful of the words you use,” one tweet stated.

“Stop calling us Latinx. We don’t want to be called that. It just shows how out of touch with the Hispanic community you are. Just stop!” another tweet said.

“First, don’t call us Latinx. Second, don’t call us Latinx, period. And you wonder why you’re turning us off,” tweeted Beatrice Cardenas, whose Twitter bio describes her as a “Congressional Candidate for CA-27.” According to Ballotpedia, Cardenas is a Republican who lost in a nonpartisan primary last year.

“If a political group uses the term ‘Latinx,’ it’s a telltale sign that they’re not in touch with Hispanic Americans,” pollster Frank Luntz tweeted.

Pew Research Center said that “only 23% of U.S. adults who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino have heard of the term Latinx, and just 3% say they use it to describe themselves, according to a nationally representative, bilingual survey of U.S. Hispanic adults conducted in December 2019 by Pew Research Center.”

According to a June 1-July 5 Gallup poll, when asked which term they thought should generally be utilized, only a small proportion of Hispanic adults living in the U.S. picked LatinX.

“Most Hispanic adults (57%) say it does not matter to them which term is used, though nearly one in four (23%) prefer ‘Hispanic’ and 15% prefer ‘Latino.’ Few expressed a preference for ‘Latinx’ (4%),” according to Gallup.

“I’ve never faced such a tidal wave of right-wing hysteria as for using the word “Latinx” this afternoon,” Guerrero tweeted.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a Sept. 14 recall election in the Golden State. If a majority of voters decide to remove Newsom from office, he will be ousted more than a year before his term is slated to conclude.

On the ballot, voters will indicate whether or not Newsom should be removed, and they will select from a list of candidates vying to replace him. If a majority cast their votes to oust Newsom from office, the candidate with the most votes will become the state’s new governor.

In 2003, California voters successfully recalled Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.





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Latino Media SILENT as 54% of California Latinos SUPPORT Newsom Recall in Poll

Hispanics in California are the only racial group in favor of recalling (54%) Democrat governor Gavin Newsom, per the most recent Emerson/Nexstar poll. But this new data may come as a shock to viewers of the nation´s Spanish-speaking media, which has gone silent on the recall after initially boosting Newsom and pushing his campaign talking points.

California is the state with the nation´s largest Hispanic population, one that represent the biggest chunk of viewership for the Latino corporate media, and the Los Angeles market is its crown jewel. It is to this cherished audience that the networks promote their liberal darling- with reports that portray the struggling governor as a messiah for Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrants.

We noted the effort to save Newsom as early as January of this year, when the networks reported on his loosening of draconian COVID measures without ever mentioning the effort to gather signatures for the recall. The networks hyped his lockdowns, and downplayed his flouting of the rules (remember the French Laundry scandal?). Clearly, they have shown themselves to have a vested interest in Newsom’s survival.

But despite the media´s adulation, California Hispanics by and large disapprove of Newsom and want him OUT. The networks don’t seem to have as much sway as they think they do. Other important findings from the poll show that the race is tightening, with 46% of voters in general in favor, and 48% against the recall election.

Likewise, a majority of Republicans (80%) and Independents (54%) are in favor of the recall. Democrats are largely in favor of keeping Newsom, but almost a quarter plan to vote to recall the Governor (23% recall/73% keep). 

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Latino Media HIDE Massive Protest Against Gender Perspective Curriculum in Puerto Rico’s Public Schools

The nation´s Spanish-speaking news media put a lid on the growing movement against gender perspective curriculum in Puerto Rico´s public school system, omitting this past Saturday´s mass protest against the upcoming implementation of fluid-gender identity in all subject matters. The new curriculum is set to start this semester as ordered by governor Pedro Pierluisi.

This is the same media that finds plenty of time to push for non-gender pronouns, including the highly unpopular Latinx term, and impose a pro-trans agenda upon their audiences. When the optics are inconvenient, however, Univision, Telemundo, and other Latino networks on the mainland, including CNN En Español and Estrella TV, prefer to look the other way.

It is worth noting that the massive march was also blacked out on local media. Only Telemundo covered the event locally, with a 27 second report that said that the march was organized by the Pro Life and Family Coalition, and that 100,000 signatures had been gathered against the measure. This is a stark contrast to its collective coverage of any random leftist demonstration, which is guaranteed to get free headlines so long as four cats show up to the protest.

MRC Latino has pointed out that the public that watches the Spanish-speaking networks shuns non-binary terms like Latinx, favoring policies and agendas aligned with their traditional, conservative religious views. Pushing the pro-trans agenda down the throats of the viewers leads nowhere with this demographic, and the numbers confirm it: only 3% use Latinx.

It’s time to call out the bias and disconnect at the nation’s Spanish-speaking media. Help the MRC fight back and let advertisers like Tylenol know what they enable over the airwaves here.

 



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University Announces Mentorship Program, Only for ‘Black, Latino, Native American’ Students – RedState

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, STEM-stimulated students have a shot at an exciting opportunity.

As revealed by the Department of Mathematics, the Milliman Mentorship Program will fit participants with “their own mentor — a practicing actuary at (international actuarial and consulting firm) Milliman.”

Subsequently, they’ll “be able to learn about the field and what it takes to start a job that consistently ranks as one of the top careers in the nation.”

In case you’re not in the know, Purdue University defines the term:

An actuary is a business professional who analyzes the financial consequences of risk. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those of concern to insurance and pension programs. Actuaries may work for insurance companies, consulting firms, government, employee benefits departments of large corporations, hospitals, banks and investment firms, or, more generally, in businesses that need to manage financial risk. A career as an Actuary is better described as a “business” career with a mathematical basis than as a “technical” mathematical career.

“In addition to learning from a mentor,” the University of Illinois announces, “students will be offered financial aid in order to help cover the costs of studying for and taking their first actuarial exam. These exams are critical steps along the path to becoming an actuary and are often required by employers for both internships and full-time job offers.”

Key benefits:

  • Financial support to cover exam sitting fees for your first SOA exam
  • Financial support to pay for study materials or study course
  • Pairing with a mentor who is an actuary at Milliman. This person will offer advice about the actuarial profession and encouragement as you prepare for your exam.*

As for restrictions, the initiative’s aimed at underclassmen. And it’s exclusive to those with STEM interests.

In addition: It’s not for white people.

This program is currently targeted towards students of color, early in their college career, who may be interested in a STEM-oriented career.

Race has really rallied in the last couple years. Whereas we once societally sought a blind eye to color, nothing appears more important to notice as of late.

As it was previously put, “Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony.”

These days, the sharps and flats are being primed for their own instrument.

We’re being informed humanity must be split into at least two groups: whites and nonwhites, AKA “people of color.”

What’s the benefit?

So far as I can tell, for some, it’s deliverance:

Urbana-Champaign’s idea isn’t exactly novel; in June, I covered the story of the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession’s offer to 250 teens.

The official website promoted a “unique learning experience developed to expose” aspirants to “accounting and business careers.”

Nine top universities participated in the program, which required candidates to be New York residents and to not be white.

in May, London-based Nature Magazine described its summer internship thusly:

And in February, Wayfinding Academy college heralded free tuition to black and American Indian students.

Similar to the 1940’s, it would seem, race is considered colossally consequential.

Kids are being corrected:

For new-era youngsters, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Milliman Mentorship will surely make perfect sense.

And what’s even better: For those who are “underrepresented minorities (Black, Latino, Native American),” it’s something in which they can actually take part.

-ALEX

 

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Professor Insists U.S. Is ‘Only for White People,’ Talks ‘Redemption’ When ‘There Is No America’

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White Leftists Need to Lay Off the “Latinx” Label – RedState

No one is more “inclusive” than white leftists, and that “inclusivity” will be thrust upon everyone even if the people they’re being “inclusive” toward don’t want that kind of “inclusivity.”

For instance, the Hispanic community has made it clear repeatedly that they do not like the “Latinx” label that the left and mainstream media sources have been throwing around when talking about their community.

Back in March of 2020, a poll was conducted by Gallup that asked members of the Hispanic community how they wanted to be identified. The answer was overwhelming with 69 percent of respondents answering “Hispanic” and 33 percent answering “Latino.” Only two percent of respondents liked the term Latinx.

(READ: SJWs Get it Wrong Again as Hispanic Community Reveals Woke “Latinx” Label Is Frowned Upon)

The left likely saw this poll and didn’t care as they continued to use the “Latinx” term in various places. Corporations even got in on the label with zero regard for the preferences of the community they were addressing.

Fast forward to an updated poll from Gallup and the numbers have changed a bit, but not enough to make a difference. The term “Hispanic” is still overwhelmingly preferred at 57 percent. “Latino” is up to 37 percent.

“Latinx” is still limping to the barn with 5 percent. A rise of three points.

To be fair, most indicated that in the end, the label they used doesn’t really matter, but when asked if they had to choose the numbers above were the result.

Will this matter to white leftists who insist our society continues to use “inclusive” social justice terminology? Yes, but only because they see that the acceptance of their terminology rose by three points.

If the left is all about respecting the wishes and desires of minority communities, they’d cease using the “Latinx” term immediately. Anyone using it would be publicly squelched…but that won’t happen. The left doesn’t actually care about what a minority community wants, they only care about how useful that community can be in the advancement of its narratives and agendas.

At this time, they’re using the Hispanic community to push language control, and language control is a big part of the leftist strategy. If you can control the language, you can control the conversation.

That three percent gain is going to be their green light to continue pushing the “Latinx” label, a label they don’t push on other races.

The left is not the party of minorities. They’re the party of minority manipulation.





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