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A conservative Latina discusses racial tensions within the Republican Party—"America This Week," September 27, 2017
This week’s guest is Dr. Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo, an assistant professor of political science at Texas State University in San Marcos, Tex. She joins the show to discuss her latest article for America: “I’m a Conservative Latina. Is there a place for me in Trump’s Republican Party after Charlottesville?” In her piece, Dr. Menchaca-Bagnulo explores the tensions of being a person of color in an Republican Party. “On the right there’s always been a tendency to have significant problems with race and with racial identity,” she says. Dr. Menchaca-Bagnulo argues this long-running problem is now a crisis for the conservative movement and the Republican Party.
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