Hispanics make up a HUGE percentage of TRIMET ridership. Yet this population is completely invisible on the political stage, as if they don't exist at all. Minority populations of Portland Oregon have virtually no political power in the state of Oregon. Portland is the least diverse city in the United States of America. Interestingly Trimet bus drivers are a fairly diverse group of people (unlike the society in general) and recently there have been more Hispanic drivers. In the past there were virtually none.
Trimet's 'hidden' rider speak at public hearing - YouTube