“Combining New Mexico’s Hispanic population with its Native American community makes New Mexico one of the few minority-majority states in the country,” write Gabriel R. Sánchez and Shannon Sánchez-Youngman in this E-short edition from New Mexico 2050. Here, Sánchez, a nationally recognized political scientist, and Sánchez-Youngman, a political science doctoral student, explore New Mexico’s unique demography and its impact on politics in the state. This selection is enhanced by an accompanying essay by attorney and activist Pamelya Herndon on African Americans and other minorities in New Mexico.
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About the Author
Gabriel R. Sánchez, PhD, is an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico and the director of research at Latino Decisions. He is presently also executive director of the UNM Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy.
Shannon Sánchez-Youngman is a doctoral student in political science at the University of New Mexico and a fellow with the UNM Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy.
Pamelya Herndon, JD, attorney, CPA, and executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center, Albuquerque, is an authority and activist in regard to the civil and human rights of women, LGBT people, African Americans, and other minorities.
Fred Harris, JD with distinction, is a twice-elected former U.S. senator from Oklahoma and a longtime professor—now professor emeritus—of political science at the University of New Mexico, where he is still director of the UNM Fred Harris Congressional Internship Program. An award-winning author of three novels, he has also produced nineteen nonfiction books on public policy, politics, and government, including, as coeditor, Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States, and, as coauthor, a recent e-book, These People Want to Work: Immigration Reform.