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When George W. Bush's 2000 Convention Featured A Latino Theme And Vicente Fernandez

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Talk to enough Latino Republicans and you'll hear about it. Whispered in reverent, nostalgia-tinged tones, the 2000 convention was a time when Latinos and the GOP were amigos.

"Latinos and African Americans many times get the short end of the stick," Bush continued. "Sometimes the discrimination is obvious. Other times it's so subtle you could miss it if you're not watching, but my friends tell me this: If you're on the receiving end, you feel it."


Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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