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Redistricting Texas

Opportunity was snatched away from Dallas County Latino communities when Texas Republicans redrew congressional maps

Dallas-area Latinos hoped their growing numbers would finally translate into political clout this year through the creation of a new congressional district anchored by their communities. Instead, their neighborhoods were splintered between numerous white-majority districts.

Joseph Mata and Angie Pérez dance at the Ledbetter Eagle Ford Community Organization’s senior program held at the Jaycee-Zar…
Seniors gather to eat and dance at the Ledbetter Eagle Ford Community Organization’s senior program held at the Jaycee-Zarag…

Generations of community

Henry Martinez organizes boxes of produce at a food distribution site in West Dallas on Nov. 4, 2021. Martinez is the execut…
Henry Martinez points to his relatives on a sign at Campo Santo de Cemento Grande, a cemetery made for Trinity Portland Ceme…
Henry Martinez talks with Al Mendez about the unexpectedly long line at a food distribution in West Dallas on Nov. 4, 2021. …

Opportunity lost

Henry Martinez at Campo Santo de Cemento Grande, a cemetery made for Trinity Portland Cement Company employees, in West Dall…

“Latinos will always have to fight in court”

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