BY ESTHER J. CEPEDA, Washington Post Writers Group
In your opinion, who is the most important white leader in the country today?
Oooooh ... sets your teeth on edge, doesn’t it?
But here’s another one: In your opinion, who is the most important female leader in the country today? Or the most important Asian-American leader?
Now, let’s take this to the nth degree of absurdity: Who is the most important religious leader in the country? How about the most important vegetarian?
My answer to these questions is that I’d rather not live in a world where such distinctions matter.
The Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project recently released the results of its survey on views of national Latino leadership. Sixty-two percent of respondents say they “don’t know” who the most important national Hispanic leader is. Another 9 percent say “no one.”