Fabiola Santiago: Try as he might, DeSantis can’t fight Florida’s changing demographics

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Miami Herald

Poor Gov. Ron DeSantis. He’s working hard to keep Blacks and Latinos off the playing field in Florida with voting- and protest-suppression laws, banning sanctuary cities and, now, ordering law enforcement to profile immigrants on the road. But, here’s a hefty dose of reality to smack the governor in the face. It’s too late to fight the demographics. Florida is gaining more Latinos than any other state, except, predictably, Texas, concluded the 2021 U.S. Latino GDP Report recently released by the nonprofit Latino Donor Collaborative. Between 2015 and 2019 alone, more than 700,000 Latinos were a…

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