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LIVE From South Texas: Purple State?
In Texas, 40 percent of the state is Latinx and by 2022 Latinos are expected to be the largest demographic group in Texas, surpassing non-Hispanic white people. Maria and Julio discuss the demographic and political changes that Texas is going through. For this live show from the Borderland, they're joined by Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez, executive director of Jolt, and Efrén Olivares, racial and economic justice program director with the Texas Civil Rights Project. ITT Staff Picks:
- As demographics shift, Latinos in Texas are claiming the majority and seeing themselves in the center of the national story, by Michelle García in Guernica's series, Rewriting the West
- Latino turnout surged in the 2018 Midterms. Then Texas questioned 98,000 voters’ citizenship, by Roque Planas in HuffPost
- Democrats had historic gains in Texas in 2018. They're setting their sights on even more in 2020, via The Texas Tribune
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