By Leonard Rodriguez
This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics

Linda Chavez

“Discrimination against Hispanics, or any other group, should be fought and there are laws and a massive administrative apparatus to do so. But the way to eliminate such discrimination is not to classify all Hispanics as victims and treat them as if they could not succeed by their own efforts.

Hispanics can and will prosper in the United States by following the example of the millions before them.” Linda Chavez, Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Reagan administration, writing in “Out of the Barrio.”