The sweeping declarations about what “the media” ignores often misses the important work done by journalists of color. The right question is whose work are we elevating?
I remember this lee election story on Trump supporting Latinos by @realcpaz…
The amazing @jennymedina was all over the cracks in Democratic support among Latinos…
And we ran a front page story by @amatos12 on why Latinos living near the border in Texas love Trump. And that was four years ago!…
So editors, if you are going to declare that “the media (and many Democrats) are fairly clueless about the needs, wants and trends of Hispanic voters,” maybe you should instead ask yourself who you are reading and who you are hiring? Like @marianaa_alfaro said

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