Our Latino Neighbors - Sightings (Martin Marty)
You may have heard about the effort on the part of the current administration to build a wall on our Southern border to bar entry to the country on the part of our Latino Neighbors. You may have also heard about the slowness of our governments response to the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. You may have also heard concerns being raised by some white Americans about "those people" who are threatening our traditional way of life. Yes, Nativism is on the rise. The fact is, Latinos comprise the second largest ethnic/linguistic community in the country, and their numbers are growing (not only from immigration!). Martin Marty cites articles about "Our Latino Neighbors" published in the current issue of the Jesuit magazine - America. The essay is brief, but it does provide some consciousness raising that is necessary as we navigate a new future in which non-Hispanic European Americans hold an overwhelming hold on our demographics and culture. Take a read. It's a good conversation starter.