Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Failure of National Latino/Mexican American Organizations - Rodolfo AcuñaThree Sonorans

The Failure of National Latino/Mexican American Organizations - Rodolfo AcuñaThree Sonorans

With all of the hype around Latinos these days, how could Arizona have happened? I thought we had power. One-third of Arizona is Latino and its neighbor California is the land of milk and honey – the favorite destination of politicos of all colors. Over fifty percent of Los Angeles is Latino; its mayor is Mexican American as is the mayor of San Antonio, Texas.

Arizona’s war on Mexican Americans does not make sense, especially in the light of the growth of the Latino population that now numbers 50 million. This nightmare seems out of place. Alabama maybe, but Arizona?

It is time that we try to find answers and admit our weaknesses.

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