All that talk about Latinos not wanting to vote for a black president turned out to be dead wrong.
A majority of Latinos – 68 percent – voted for Sen. Barack Obama, according to exit polls.
And we played a crucial role in helping Obama win.
Latinos helped swing several crucial states – Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and even Virginia – for Obama, according to my analysis of exit poll data.
So why all the hype about Latinos being unwilling to vote for a black man? Well, look for racism anywhere and you’ll find it. It’s everywhere. And Latinos are not immune to that kind of toxic thinking — even among those of us who have African roots. (File that one under Self-Hatred.)