SAN FRANCISCO – Statue of Fr. Junipero Serra has been toppled at Golden Gate Park on Friday.— JF_Telegram (@TelegramJf) June 20, 2020
A group of roughly 100 #BlackLivesMatter/#AntifaTerrorists pulled down the statues about 8 or 9 p.m. eyewitness said. pic.twitter.com/pwQUj3j2jk
1/ Junipero Serra (Known to some as Father Serra or Saint Serra) is the largest perpetrator of genocide on Indigenous Peoples in California through the Mission system. As one of our local Native sisters reminded us, it was through the missions that Native Peoples became the first pic.twitter.com/X4XauNU2h5— LxsTigresDelNorthEnd (@TigresDNorthEnd) June 21, 2020
According to Chuck Rocha, it was Trump’s message on jobs and the economy (opportunity), COVID relief, anti-socialism (negatively associated with socialism in Latin America) and smart organizing. We’ve seen from David Shor elsewhere that “Latinx” women and men who are conservatives voted for Trump which is a shift to the Right because of crime and political correctness.
There was an interesting Pew poll which came out in January. Among “Latinx” voters, it showed that strengthening the economy (83%), dealing with COVID (82%), improving the job situation (69%), addressing issues around race in this country (68%), improving education (66%), improving the political system (64%), dealing with the problems of poor people (64%), terrorism (63%), reducing health care costs (63%), reforming Social Security (59%), reducing crime (55%), addressing issues within the criminal justice system (52%) all ranked higher as issues than immigration (47%). I’ve noticed that Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas has been one of Joe’s loudest critics on immigration policy probably because it is walloping his district and the folks who live there are pissed off about open borders.
There isn’t much evidence that “Latinx” voters are voting as a racial bloc like black voters or that they are really motivated by amnesty for illegal aliens, open borders and political correctness. In fact, there is evidence that “Latinx” voters don’t really like Black Lives Matter or political correctness. They are significantly less comfortable with it than college-educated White Democrats. There is a noticeable lack of racial guilt there and a failure to understand why blacks are put up on a pedestal in America.