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The Latino Vote is Not a Monolith: Analyzing the Cuban American Vote in the 2020 Elections - Shared screen with speaker view
Salma Yusuf
31:34
Warm hello from Sri Lanka! Thanks for organizing this most interesting webinar! It's a unique perspective
Maria Jose Espinosa Carrillo
32:55
Thank you for joining us, Salma!
Laura Muñoz
34:46
Got a text from a viewer asking everyone to speak up a little bit!
Salma Yusuf
37:28
"We came to make America great." Profound.
Dawer Perez Canete
39:13
Hi, very interesting analysis of the why. could be fear one of the reasons why people in Miami voted for Trump? Trump supporters are really vocal and menacing... maybe people also act in those circumstances not to belong rather to protect themselves from the danger.
Elena Espinosa
39:48
Buenos días de una socialista Cubana Americana
Eduardo De los Santos
41:29
buenos días, puede una cubana americana ser socialista??? si es así algo está cambiando y hay esperanza para este mundo!!!
Laura Muñoz
45:24
having a little trouble hearing you Ariana!
Gretchen Sanchez
49:04
But the reality in other CubanAmerican communities outside of Florida and Texas is very different. CubanAmericans in heavy Democratic states tend to be more progressive. Don’t you think that this political affiliation has worked as their coping mechanism to fit in a community that was founded on “the Communism’s Threat”? I wonder if out of Miami those CubanAmericans would change their politics. What has to happen to shift those CubanAmericans toward a more progressive agenda, a generational change? Many “recent arrival” CubanAmericans are also Republicans, and we are talking about very young people.
Jessica Valdes
50:36
Otaola, what a nightmare.
nicholas ngong
51:08
Do you all think that the participation we saw from the Cuban community in this election (perhaps as an extension of polarization) will be sustainable in future elections, including the 22 midterms? to what extent will young Cuban voters shape the partisan bent of the vote?
Elena Espinosa
51:22
as a retired Cuban American who lives in Cuba part of the year, how can I help organize my left leaning nationals here in the states?
Elena Espinosa
55:00
great article by Jorge Duany titled Cuban Communities in the US: migration waves, settlements patterns and socioeconomic diversity
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
55:12
excellent work
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
55:18
you're right
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
56:36
do you wonder why?
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
56:51
is the message
Merriam Ansara
57:28
So this is amazingly interesting. I thought it would be a webinar about the Latinx vote but it is really about the Cuban vote. Which is totally interesting and I thank you.
Kara Hernandez
57:33
+1 about digital campaigns and policy! This would be great for the WCAPS Art Forum to take up
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
58:18
Also in the Venezuelan community
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
58:29
effective word 'socialism'
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
58:32
you're right
Diana E. Alonzo Watkins
59:00
Thanks to the panelists for their fantastic insight!
Harold Cardenas Lema
01:00:03
Is it possible that taxpayers funds for regime-change in Cuba could be channeled to Republican-leaning organizations in Florida? Could right-wing radicalization be happening with federal support for the purpose of regime change in Cuba and Venezuela?
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:00:04
they saw violence
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:00:13
not something to relate to
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:00:23
again: the media
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:00:50
something that the Democratic Party always forget in South Florida
Chantel Moore
01:01:29
They saw progress but without the context of the Black American experience and civil rights struggle it might seem like violence.
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:01:53
they are goo
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:01:55
good
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:02:13
Cubans are color blind
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:02:20
Is not racis,
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:02:22
racism
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:02:32
is the presentation of violence on the media
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:02:36
that was key
Merriam Ansara
01:02:49
Not the Cubans I know! I'm talking mostyly about Cubans in Cuba, where I know a lot of influential people in the Afro Descendant movements
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:03:43
El Nuevo Herald print 16,122 copies and have 2,696 paid online suscriptions
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:03:59
is not a representative media in the Community\
Elena Espinosa
01:04:12
we came here from Cuba in the CIA instigated Cuban immigrant wave of the 1960’s in what Fidel called Cuba’s Brain drain. White, privileged, racist Cubans.
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:04:30
That's the 60's
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:04:35
those people have 90 years
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:04:40
if they are alive
Chantel Moore
01:04:52
Is that true that Cubans aren't racist. Really? Or is that a convenient way of circumventing the issue of racism within the Cuban community? Can that possibly be true that a country that had slavery for over 400 years and was one of the last countries to abolish it would be race blind. I think that is a fantastical supposition. It may be different from American racism but it's racism nonetheless.
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:04:56
we have thousands of hundred of new arrivals
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:05:06
and we are still talking about Otaola on the media
Elena Espinosa
01:05:24
yes, it’s very sad
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:05:34
You're right
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:05:38
that's the point
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:06:21
And what a lack of message from the Democratic side?
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:06:46
They spent a fortune in traditional republican radio stations
Elena Espinosa
01:07:02
any other anti embargo Cuban Social Democrats out there?
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:07:02
and nothing to promote the truth
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:07:25
people don't read the media in the same level that they listen to the radio
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:07:27
fm and am
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:07:51
"anti embargo Cuban Social Democratsanti embargo Cuban Social Democrats"
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:07:55
what that means?
Elena Espinosa
01:08:40
that are descendants of the 60’s Cubans
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:08:50
and why the democrats never counter attack the lies?
Cindy Buhl
01:08:52
This is an important point Sabrina - and WhatsApp is HUGE in these communities
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:09:02
It is
Dawer Perez Canete
01:09:15
absolutely
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:09:15
A cheap way to communicate wifi style
Emily Chow
01:10:48
+1 Sabrina, this is why new american voter engagement and education is so important!
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:11:47
you're right
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:11:54
information is the key
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:12:03
that's the Hispanic media for you
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:16:07
Or Hispanics that don't know the community and of course, like the Editors of El Nuevo Herald can not read Spanish or have a conversation in castellano.
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:16:41
How?
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:16:45
Really?
Elena Espinosa
01:17:13
how can I help living as a retired Cuban in the El Paso, Texas area?
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:18:09
Sabrina: they don't have the answer
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:18:19
It's not rocket science
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:18:26
The Hispanic media is the key
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:19:16
You can not run campaigns based on fear, and the racist concept that the Cuban American community is not 'salvable'
Elena Espinosa
01:19:20
what do they think Social Security and Medicare are?
Emily Chow
01:21:51
Real diversity and representation in the party is key. People that actually understand the nuance of this voting community. maybe all of our panelists? ;-)
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:21:56
That's it
Dawer Perez Canete
01:22:11
absolutely agree
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:22:22
Dozens of Cuban American journalists in the community
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:22:50
talk to the campaign and insist with them on that
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:22:55
and they never acted
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:23:01
Same thing always
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:23:09
They complain afterward
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:23:12
afterwards
Cindy Buhl
01:24:00
I think these are helpful points - more people on radio, What's App, etc. I'd also like to say stop thinking just in terms of 2024. We're about to lose the House in 2022. So the midterms are the next big test, and the midterms would, of course, help build the groundwork for 2024.
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:24:15
You're right
Elena Espinosa
01:24:28
👍👍
Elena Espinosa
01:24:44
👍
Cindy Buhl
01:24:59
Trump also wins "white women" and I don't know how that translates into the diverse Hispanic/Latino/émigré community.
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:26:16
Professor
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:26:20
don't insult us
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:26:30
is not the macho theory
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:26:31
please
Pedro A Gonzalez MJ MAC PhDc
01:26:44
Again?
Elena Espinosa
01:33:17
yes, it wasn’t very clear why ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy was rescinded although I would’ve thought that this would’ve been a precursor to open up legal migration from the island to the uS
Joel Schwartz
01:34:03
thank you, you’ve answered my question
Elena Espinosa
01:34:05
more Normal routes of migration
Emily Chow
01:38:51
Agree Elena. That could have been the goal to help facilitate safer migration routes. But agree with Ariana that it seemed like a big concession to the Cuban government. The backlash for the Cuban community was that Obama was restricting opportunities for Cubans to seek asylum..but now we have a larger problem with our asylum system that Cuban migrants are now a part of
Salma Yusuf
01:38:53
"Cubans vote Cubans. Cubans don't work black." insightful
Elena Espinosa
01:41:40
👍
Elena Espinosa
01:42:21
yes, in Cuba you’re Cuban first and foremost
ALEX RADOJCIC
01:43:20
Agree.
Elena Espinosa
01:44:02
if we just go back to the Obama era, it will be wonderful.