En su apuesta por la Casa Blanca en 1960, la campaña presidencial de John F. Kennedy atrajo a los latinos, que fueron esencialmente ignorados por otros candidatos. Él fue un visionario al reconocer a los votantes latinos como una fuerza creciente en la política estadounidense.
Delano, California, was a rural farm town controlled by white farmers when Cesar Chavez first began fighting for labor rights there in the 1960s. The movement he began started a process that has transformed the town.
About 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez started a movement for farmworker rights that brought together the Filipino and Mexican communities in California and led to vast change. A new film, one of several, brings powerful scenes and memories, especially for those who were part of the movement.
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
Filipinos comprise the second largest group of Asian immigrants in the United States, second only to the Chinese. Yet, despite their numbers, Filipino-Americans haven't achieved much success in the halls of political power.
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