Posts by Juhem Navarro-Rivera

Although the socioeconomic biases in representation are most apparent at the state and national levels, many of our elected officials start their careers at the local level.
August 25, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Representation of Latino/as in Congress and in statehouses has increased substantially in recent years. Despite gains, Latino/as are still grossly underrepresented among legislators in this country....
August 18, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Latino/as’ changing economic fortunes in the wake of the Great Recession and the racist undertones of anti-immigrant rhetoric are major sources of their disillusionment with the Republican Party....
July 28, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Latino/as distrust of the Republican Party was high even before explicitly racist language became mainstream again this year. Much of this distrust is rooted in the GOP’s discourse on immigrants and...
July 21, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Confidence in American political institutions is at one of its lowest points in recorded history. About one out of every ten Americans expresses confidence in Congress and roughly one-third have...
July 14, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Immigration policy is considered the holy grail of policies when it comes to attracting Latino voters. Immigration is explicitly mentioned in the post-2012 Republican autopsy report as one of the...
June 23, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
The Rising American Electorate was credited with helping Barack Obama win the presidency in 2008 and his reelection in 2012. Comprised of people of color, women, and young people, this Rising...
June 16, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Shortly before I went on parental leave, an acquaintance asked me about my plans for the “three-month vacation” awaiting me. After explaining that I was going to take care of a newborn child full-...
June 16, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera