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Latinos play pivotal role in Obama win

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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.)

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