The problem with this argument is that the Latinos, especially the ones who are LGBTQ, are the ones who developed the term. So the erasure argument is garbage.

Perhaps we should let the Latino/Hispanic/Latinx/Chicano Diaspora use whatever terms they want and we shut up.
To wit: Black folks never took it kindly when White people were trying to decide for us whether we call ourselves negro, African-American, Black and every other term we call ourselves. @RobGeorge
Thing is, a small group of Latinos, both in academia and in LGBTQ communities, do use Latinx. The same way a small group of Black folks led by Kwame Brathwaite and the AJASS used Black to describe themselves while most Black folks called themselves negro.
Again, I don't know why a bunch of White folks (along with some Black amen corner guys who should know better) are getting into a discussion that's not for them anyway. The fact that a majority in a group doesn't use a term a minority within it does means nothing to them.
It goes all the way back to the matter of White folks not understanding that nobody asked you. Mind your damn business and go home.

BTW: This is what we mean by White Privilege. Y'all always in everyone else's business.

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21 Nov
GOP presidential nominees usually get 25%-to-35% of Latino votes. Been this way since 1972.

Trump got 28 percent of the Latino vote in 2016 and likely got 32%-to-35% of the vote this year. So he was within the historical range.

Center-Whites might try to read some books.
Barro can't tell you who a 'liberal' is, or explain its definition in the context of historic political tradition versus ideological position.

The folks Barro is talking are progressives. They, in turn, would call Barro and other Center-Whites 'liberals'.
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There are reasons to overhaul the federal Charter School Program. The big one is that it currently doesn't give money to Black, Latino and Indigenous communities to launch community-run charter schools of their own.

Ravitch and her crew aren't interested in any of that.
As I pointed out four years ago, the lack of that support means that charters end up being in control of CMOs that are run by White folks who may be well-meaning, but they end up restricting the ability of Black and Brown communities to truly shape education for their youth.
Keep in mind that right now, just providing more funding to all schools serving our children should be the top priority. Charters and traditional district schools in Black and Brown communities are both underfunded and suffer under White Supremacy.

That's it. That's really it.
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All the White people, traveling to die.
This is where they end up, long before July.
Should have read about those who went before them.
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You can also just skip turkey altogether because prime rib, chicken and duck are just so much better.

Even a leg of lamb is better than turkey.
The key to brining, by the way, is balancing salt and sugar. Always go with a little less salt (2/3 cup instead of 3/4 cup) and you shouldn't either increase or decrease the sugar. Also, add honey.

Also, you're not supposed to brine your meat all day. Just 18 hours max.
Finally, you're supposed to let the turkey or chicken dry after you brine. That's the big mistake a lot of folks make; they just toss that meat into the oven, so it ends up like mush. Dry it. And then cut it into pieces for easier cooking.
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Dude ignores the fact that 1) New York was the epicenter of the COVID pandemic just seven months ago; 2) infection rates were rising - and we know that once community spread happens, schools building get in trouble, too, and 3) infections were happening in the school buildings.
The only reason why school buildings in New York didn't experience (or, given that testing was random and many kids weren't tested because parents didn't give permission) was that only 300,000 kids were in the buildings. Or just 30% of 1 million students. @AmeshAA
Meanwhile in other places where school buildings have been open and lots of kids are allowed to attend, school buildings aren't the cordons solitaire folks want to believe them to be. Consider, Illinois...
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Hint: Farhad decides to still do the Thanksgiving gathering anyway despite knowing how dangerous things are.
Right now, the nation's infection rate is around 12 percent. That is pretty close to one-in-eight folks being infected with COVID. One out of every eight people. Especially someone at your Thanksgiving table.

A temporary quarantine won't help you right now.
This means that nearly everywhere, sending kids to school buildings for in-person learning is a really bad idea. Because one-in-eight kids likely has COVID, too. Which means everyone else will get it. And bring it home.

The tweet below, BTW, is garbage.
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