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The reparations difference

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In his 2004 book “The Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America,” author Nicolas C. Vaca shatters the myth of a Rainbow Coalition among minorities.

Paraphrasing Latino activist Daniel Osuna, Vaca notes that though, in theory, “Latinos and blacks have parallel histories of suffering at the hands of white America, and that they also share a history of struggling to obtain social, economic, and educational opportunities,” it pretty much ends there. “In the real world the ostensible moral and philosophical bases for coalition politics have largely fallen apart because of competing self-interests,” Vaca wrote.

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