Posted on April 10, 2012

Pulitzer Winner: ‘Soul of Heterosexual White Man Is at Stake’ in 2012 Election

The Daily Caller, April 9, 2012

In a wide-ranging symposium Monday called “The State of Race in America,” award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas said that “in some ways, the soul of the heterosexual white man is a stake” in the 2012 election.

His comments were part of a larger monologue on political and social power moving to minority groups, which he said will hurt former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign.


Vargas is best known for his Pulitzer Award-winning work covering the Virginia Tech shootings for the Washington Post, and for his essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” for The New York Times Magazine, in which he revealed his status as an illegal alien in the country.