On December 15, 2015, Julio Ricardo Varela highlighted Esther J. Cepeda as a key "Latino politics observer" and expert source in Latino USA.
In the article, Latino USA asked several noted Latino politics observers to answer the key question: "Are Cruz and Rubio ‘Traitors’ to Latinos or Do They Just Have Different Views?"
Esther shared her thoughts in the following quote:
"It’s true that all’s fair in love, war and politics so from a tactical perspective trashing Latino politicians on policy makes sense. However, in a time when so many others are demonizing Hispanics, it’s disconcerting to see our own ripped apart on the basis of their fealty to an amorphous idea of what Latino identity should be. Cruz and Rubio’s politics and policies are fair game, criticize away. But it denigrates all Latinos when some of us decide to become arbiters of what is or is not “truly” Latino. We spend a lot of time telling people outside the Hispanic community to understand that we are not monolithic – we should follow our own advice."
To read the full article as well as the other contributors, click here.