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Is the lack of national Hispanic political leaders a problem

Focusing on a current political issue relating to immigration. Possible media pieces include an article, a video or audio clip, a television show, a book, a documentary, or a movie.

Research the issue of your media piece.

Address the following:

What is the historical framework of this issue?

o What is the political context of this issue?

o What message does the media piece attempt to portray? Was the media coverage biased or unbiased? Was the issue sensationalized or portrayed objectively?

o How might the media coverage affect the publicâ??s perception of this issue? Does it encourage or discourage prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping?

o How might this issue affect the U.S. economy and labor force?

o If you were a manager affected by this issue and its media coverage, what inclusion strategies from this weekâ??s reading might you implement to moderate the mediaâ??s effect on your employees and to promote inclusion in the workplace?

Include at least two academic references in your research.

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What is the historical framework of this issue?
It is interesting that though Hispanics make up a significant percentage of the population they have few recognizable national leaders. They are the largest minority group in American comprising over 16% of the population. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmcensus1.html
Actually, Hispanics haven't had a charismatic national leader since Cesar Chavez led Hispanics to unionize farm workers in California in the 1960's. The article makes the interesting point that it is misleading to think of all Hispanics as being a homogeneous group.

What is the political context of this issue?
Hispanics make up a huge voting block and are courted by Republicans and Democrats alike. However, they are not as predictable as the black vote which always votes largely for the Democratic Party. If they were to vote together they could sway national elections fairly easily however their vote is affected by socio-economic ...

Solution Summary

This post examines the apparent lack of Hispanci political leaders on the national level. What does this say about the American political system? Does the lack of national leaders also apply to the local level? What, if anything, should be done about the small number of Hispanic political leaders? Over 650 words of original text.

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