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Is There Really a Black/Latino Divide?

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Is There Really a Black/Latino Divide?

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Is There Really a Black/Latino Divide?

Is There Really a Black/Latino Divide?

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In many states that have voting contests today — including California and New York — blacks and Latinos share neighborhoods, cities, and congressional districts.

As folks head to the polls, we take a look at how Latinos and African-Americans collaborate and compete in the political arena.

Farai Chideya explores the issue with Roberto Lovato, contributing associate editor of New America Media, and Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a political analyst and nationally syndicated columnist.

Hutchinson's new book is titled The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House.