In a ‘Latinas First’ strategy, everyone wins
California and the nation need Latina leaders in public office as well as in business and advocacy, like the social activist Dolores Huerta. The GOP has two words that give it strength: “ America First .”
Putting aside the slogan’s antisemitic history and the problematic scarcity mind-set it promotes, it might sound reasonable enough. Why shouldn’t our elected officials put our country first?
But the phrase is a useful lie to mask the party’s actual priorities: protecting beloved tax-dodging billionaires and multinational corporations, which certainly are not putting America first.
Jean Guerrero is the author, most recently, of “Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda.”
Here’s a slogan-worthy strategy that actually would benefit the nation as a whole: “Latinas First.”
Latina leadership tends to have a ripple effect that helps broader communities, according to a new report by the USC Equity Research Institute in partnership with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a nonprofit for Latina empowerment.We’re not talking about innate racial differences between Latinas and others; such ideas are pseudoscience , despite what a rising number of Republicans seem to believe. Latina leaders tend to advocate for the greater good because they are more likely to have had “a lived […]