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A few minutes ago we posted an article discussing the lack of leadership amongst Latinos in this country.  Well, there are certainly leaders among us; we are by no means distinct in that our culture is devoid of leadership potential.  But, for some reason we have had a difficult time bringing our leaders to the forefront.  Perhaps they have been trumped by leaders from other cultures, perhaps they have been held back due to socio-economic or other factors, or perhaps, and this is the big one, we ourselves are so rarely united that even natural leaders find it difficult to bring us together.

In a very short period of time, Latinos have become the largest minority in this country.  We are in fact, set to become the majority in the very near future.  With this prevalence comes responsibility.  In order to ensure our beliefs and cultural ties are represented in our governments, we need to develop leaders, and unite behind them.  I for one believe it will eventually come naturally, as real leaders will surface regardless of circumstance, however, if we can offer additional opportunities for leadership that will, in turn, provide experience and confidence, then we can aid in their development.   Read the rest of this entry »

A study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows Latinos lack national leadership in America.

The Pew study surveyed Hispanics nationally asking them ‘Who is the most important Latino leader in the country today?”.

Seventy-four percent said don’t know or no one.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor received 7 percent the most of any person named.

The survey results show both parties have opportunities but have missed chances with Latino voters.

Republicans take anti-immigrant stances sometimes which turn Hispanics off but appeal to Latinos on social and entrepreneurial issues. Most Latinos are Catholic and more socially conservative. Read the rest of this entry »

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