Posted on October 26, 2022

Florida Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor Called Latinos ‘Racist’ in Facebook Live Chat

Paul Best, Fox News, October 24, 2022

Karla Hernandez-Mats, who is running for lieutenant governor in Florida as Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist’s running mate, said during a discussion about race within the Latin American community last year that Latino people are “racist.”

“They’re racist too. Our Latino people are racist. It’s ok. They still have a lot of colonial mentality and we have to get through that. We have to get through that,” Hernandez-Mats, the Miami-Dade County teachers union president, said in a Facebook Live discussion on Jan. 18, 2021.

Hernandez-Mats, the daughter of Honduran immigrants, was recounting a conversation she had with an African-American friend who was “taken aback” when Hernandez-Mats said that she was indigenous.