Latino Interests in United States Politics
A discussion of how different political divides within minority communities affect representation of Latino interests in United States politics.
# 115886 | 851 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Aug 17, 2009 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Political Science (U.S. Federal Politics)
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This paper discusses the growth of the Latino population in the United States over the past ten years. It discusses the interests of Latinos and whether these interests are represented on the political level. The paper focuses on how different political divides within minority communities affect representation of Latino interests in United States politics.
From the Paper:"The political environment that historically marginalized Latinos has given way to a regime that includes significant obstacles to electoral access but also offers extensive opportunities for them to become significant political actors (de la Garza, 2004).
"What has changed most for Latinos politically is the fact that their voices are being on heard on issues where their voice used to be silenced. Politicians are coming to the realization that the largest minority group in the United States has important issues that, as legal U.S. citizens, they need immediate response to. With the election of Obama, and the anticipated hire of his administration, Latinos could have far more clout in U.S. politics than ever before."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Black, Earl; Black, Merle. Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics. Simon & Schuster. 2007.
- Burns, Peter F. Electoral Politics is Not Enough: Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Urban Politics. State University of New York Press. 2006.
- De la Garza, Rodolfo O. "The Future of Latino Politics". ISN. 2004. Retrieved on December 16, 2008 form, http://se1.isn.ch:80/serviceengine/FileContent?serviceID=ISN&fileid=936A5159-CC60-015A-EE7D-00A06506BF15&lng=en
- Garcia, Maria-Cristina. "Hispanic Americans: An under-represented group in American politics". American Studies Online. Retrieved on December 16, 2008 from, http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/garcia.htm
- Khun, David Paul. "Exit polls: How Obama won". Politico. 2008, November 5. Retrieved on December 16, 2008 from, http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15297.html
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