Tag Archives: hispanics

Public Voices of the GOP & the Hispanic Vote: An Update

After Republican defeat in the race for the White House not even a year ago, Romney adviser Ron Kaufman said, “We need to make sure that we’re not perceived as intolerant…[t]he bottom line is we were perceived to be intolerant on some issues. And tone-deaf on others” (Associated Press).  I wrote extensively about the importance […]

The 2012 GOP Platform’s Disregard of Shifting Demographics

In the past few years, the Republican Party has prominently supported state-level restrictionist measures such as S.B. 1070.  As a Salon article quipped, the Republican “party has always been favorable to Arizona’s approach to immigration.”  The 2012 GOP platform is very much in line with efforts of restrictionist activists and incorporates much of S.B. 1070 into the […]