Actress Eva Longoria received a master’s degree in “Chicano Studies” at Cal State Northridge.Even some of the richest American Latinos can’t forgive the United States for giving them such great success. Actress Eva Longoria has started a “Latino Victory Project” and shrilly insists, “We can’t dismiss the growing population, the changing demographics of our country. And with that comes exciting times for everybody in America.” [This Is How Eva Longoria Is Trying to Win the Midterms, by Asawin Suabsang, The Daily Beast, October 1, 2014]Exciting might not be the word you would choose if you want the historic American nation to continue in any meaningful way. But now that Desperate Housewives is over, ethnic tribalism seems to be Longoria’s best career move.Eva Longoria was born in Texas, is not a native speaker of Spanish, and is partially descended from the handful of Spaniards who were in Texas in colonial days. Yet despite her mostly European heritage, vast wealth, and wild success, Longoria seems to have only disdain for the United States. Apparently, the gringos haven’t been nice enough to her—and she can give you a whole list of reasons why now that she’s completed a master’s degree in “Chicano Studies” at Cal State Northridge. [Eva Longoria graduates with master’s degree in Chicano studies, by Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2013]Longoria’s “Latino Victory Project,” like other prominent Latino organizations, is run by White Hispanics. As you can see from the pictures of Longoria and co-founder Henry R. Munoz, the Project fits the usual Latin American model of a Euro-Latin elite lording it over their duskier brethren even as they scream that the norteamericanos are racist.Of course, to call something a “Latino Victory Project” raises the question—victory over whom? Do Latinos have different interests than other Americans? In fact, are Latinos really supposed to seek “victory” over their fellow Americans?Judging from Miss (she’s divorced again) Longoria’s “demographics” comment, it sure seems like it.According to the Daily Beast’s Suabsang, the Latino Victory Project
….focuses on building Latino political power nationwide in order to “institutionalize what happened in 2012,” as Longoria has previously described it….As co-founder, she does everything from approving press releases to sending voter information to the project’s databases.”And according to the group’s Mission Statement,
The Latino Victory Project is a movement that builds power in the Latino community so that the faces and voices of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward.The project’s Raza obsession is reflected in the frantic use of terms like “Latino values” and “Latino issues.” And the group’s “Problem Statement” reflects the frankly ethnocentric bias we have come to expect from the Cultural Marxist Left:
The lack of Latinos running for office further discourages political participation in the Latino community: when you don’t see people on the ballot that reflect your community, you are less likely to vote.The use of “community” here does not refer to the American community, or even the particular city or state in which one resides. It means the “Latino Community”.But what does this imply in practical political terms? Incredibly, the Latino Victory Project calls itself non-partisan. Therefore, it must be an extraordinary oversight that one of the founders, Munoz, is Democratic National Committee Finance Chairman. Longoria herself is a longtime Democratic activist.How about the board members? They are
1. Maya Harris, Vice-President for Democracy, Rights and Justice for the Ford Foundation, which has contributed to Hispanic pressure groups. The sister of California AG Kamala Harris, she is married to Tony West, U.S. Associate Attorney General.
2. Mary Kay Henry, International President of the notorious Service Employees International Union.
3. Ralph G. Patino, member of the Democratic National Finance Committee and a trustee of the Florida Democratic Party.
4.Roberto L. Prats-Palerm, Puerto Rico Chairman of the Democratic Party and member of the executive committee of the Democratic National Committee.“Non-partisan” indeed!And if you look at the Latino Victory Project’s staff page, you can learn more: