After El Paso, Latinos across America voice a new kind of fear

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The mass shooting in El Paso was one of the deadliest hate crimes in American history against Latinos. The shooter left a manifesto with anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant sentiment. Now, the fear among Latino people is palpable. Latinos are calling this a turning point. The shooting, they say, has peeled back the hate behind words they’ve tried to ignore. It has sliced open the racism many grew up learning to navigate.

How do you turn the other cheek, they wonder, when the weapon is loaded with bullets?

The killing of 22 people in a border city has left them fearful of living in their own country: because of the brown color of their skin, because they speak Spanish or because of where they or their families were born.

Full article at: USA Today

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