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Maria Teresa Kumar on Efforts to Dehumanize the Latinx Community

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.

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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.