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Maria Teresa Kumar on Efforts to Dehumanize the Latinx Community
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Maria Teresa Kumar on Efforts to Dehumanize the Latinx Community

Michele and Igor speak with Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, about the harmful effects of the Trump administration's actions on the Latinx community, as well as the importance of communities of color voting in 2018.

Roseanne Barr is ultimately held accountable for her racist remarks, but President Donald Trump is not. Igor and Michele explore this hypocrisy and why some Americans are giving Trump a pass. Then, Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, joins to discuss the outrage over families being separated at the U.S. border. Kumar talks about how the Trump administration is dehumanizing the Latinx community, why it is so important that the Latinx population comes out to vote in 2018, and why the power of all communities of color in our political system could be unstoppable.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. 

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

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