Colorism, Seeking "Good Minority" Status, And Latinx Riots

This piece from CityLab is a great summary of the dynamics of Latnix unrest in America. Far from being a "Black" thing, Latinx riots have occurred all across the country and many since the Civil Rights Era. Why dont we know about this? The piece proposes a number of theories: Latinx people themselves want to avoid ties to Blackness, they want to present as "good" immigrants and minorities, and from the outside, Latinx people are never given credit for their ability to rebel against injustice--where newspapers and civic leaders see riots as merely desteuctive acts, they are more than willing to blame it all on Black folks, even when there are clearly non-Black Latins involved in and at the heart of these riots. 

 https://www.citylab.com/politics/2017/04/the-forgotten-history-of-latino-riots/522570/#disqus_thread