A liberal Latino activist group called Mi Familia Vota is hoping to entice Mexican-Americans to register to vote with the promise of tacos.
Apparently if Donald Trump suggests Mexicans like tacos it’s racist, but it is completely acceptable for a left-wing group to build their entire voter registration drive around that cultural fact.
The idea of turning taco trucks into mobile voter registration booths is the brainchild of local designer Thomas Hull, who came up with the idea in response to comments made by Marco Gutierrez, founder of Latinos for Trump, in early September.
“My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems,” Gutierrez warned. “If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner,” he said.
Presumably not every person in Houston wants a side of left-wing identity politics served with his lunch, so it may even be possible that some of these trucks could lose business for their desire to make a political statement.
There is no report on how successful the drive has been, or if it has influenced other politicized racial identity groups to embrace their own stereotypes. If it is a success, one can likely expect to see Black Lives Matter starting voter registration drives at fried chicken joints and barber shops.