Karla Monterroso #CloseTheCamps+ Your Authors @karlitaliliana CEO @CODE2040, Board Chair for @1Deg, @USC alum - Connected, passionate, heart-driven, wanderlust, change maker. #WiseLatina 🇬🇹🇲🇽 PN: she/her/ella Mar. 01, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Polls miscount Black, Latinx, and Asian folks. We are much more diverse communities than pollsters ever estimate. They are forever pulling small subset sample sizes from larger polls of Americans (read: predominantly white folks).

They do not account for differences in region, class, or age very well - if at all. This becomes a bigger and bigger problem with polling as demographics shift, cause again:

A lack of proportional representation and equitable distribution of power in all our major industries left democracy vulnerable in a demographic shift.

I mean how do you poll and make no distinction between Cuban folks in Miami, Chicanos in So Cal, and Boricuas in NY? Or Jamaicans in NY, Haitians in Miami, and African Americans in Atlanta? Or Hmong in Minnesota, Tongans in the Bay, and East Asian communities in the OC.

Sincerely how do you poll our communities without factoring in all the nuances and think you can get close to accurate results. We have been saying “we are not a monolith” forever. No one wants to believe us.

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