Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama in the Barrio


Yesterday, Barack Obama's campaign released a new Spanish-language ad entitled "Our Own Road."

Obama's ad strives to connect the Deomocratic nominee's background with the life realities of most Latinos/as. Considering his background, it is a fair attempt. From the time Obama made known his mixed race background and his childhood with a single mother, many young Latinos latched onto his candidacy.

However, in Laredo, things will be tough. The Big L can be very inhospitable--and some dare say antagonistic--to African Americans. For instance, check out this story from LareDos in 2002.

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