Dr. Manuel Pastor points out the flaws in Biden’s Latino outreach. He did not mince his words, and one hopes the Biden team is listening.
Manuel Pastor on Latino outreach
Professor Pastor discusses the diverse Latino community and the critical issues within the community the Biden campaign is missing. He said they are learning on the job but must speed up what they are doing.
With Biden making his pitch to Latino voters in a Miami town hall a few nights ago and again in Arizona on Thursday, a University of Southern California Latino Vote expert says that these appeals aren’t enough.
When Latinos are disproportionately dying of COVID and feeling politically disenfranchised, Manuel thinks Dems have an obligation to this bloc that goes beyond “anti-Trumpism.” Pastor gives a sociologist/economist perspective on Latinos as a non-monolithic group, divides younger vs. older Latinos, and the kitchen table issues that Latinos are prioritizing this election.
Who is Dr. Manuel Pastor
Dr. Pastor is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and director of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and their Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. He’s also serving on Governor Newsom’s taskforce for Covid-19 recovery, and wrestling with the racialized implication of economic recovery and impact every day.