As political pundits try to figure out what if any influence the Latino community is having on the President’s agenda there is an eloquent and persistent Latino voice making sure President Obama doesn’t forget issues of discrimination and voter rights in the community.
That voice belongs to Chicagoan Marty Castro, chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and HS News had the opportunity to talk to him this week.
Castro received this prestigious appointment by the President in March 2011 that insures the civil rights of underserved communities remain paramount and on the President’s radar. Also because Castro is a Hispanic Standout by any measure.
Castro is the eighth chairperson of the Commission since its inception in 1957, and the first Latino chairperson in the Commission’s history. Castro received a unanimous/bipartisan vote to get the chairmanship.