Since 1965, millions of people have come to this country from Latin America and the Caribbean. Now accounting for more than 16 percent of the population, His¬panics have emerged as a decisive voting bloc that overwhelmingly skews liberal as they influence pivotal electoral races. But it doesn’t have to be that way forever. In A Race for the Future, Mike Gonzalez describes what the term Hispanic means, correcting the erroneous assumption that it is a homogenous group and presenting a look at the challenges each nationality – Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and many others – faces in America.
Despite their growing political power, Hispanics have largely been kept separate from mainstream America. Many of them are consigned to an underclass status. Gonzalez examines exactly how bureaucratic decisions that encourage public assistance and discourage assimilation hinder Hispanics and allow them to be politically monopolized by progressives. He also shows how conservatives – by returning to their core values of community, industry, and independence – can begin to reverse this damaging trajectory and successfully enable Hispanics to flourish while standing firm on our principles.
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Senior Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Contributor, National Review Online
Opening Comments from
The Honorable Jim DeMint
President, The Heritage Foundation
John Edward Hilboldt
Director, Lectures & Seminars