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Latinxs After El Paso: We Will Not be Erased

It’s been more than a month since the tragic Walmart shooting in El Paso occurred and claimed the lives of 22 people. The predominantly Latinx community has since shown the nation and the world their resilience and strength in the wake of the malicious and targeted hate crime. Across the nation, Latinx communities have felt the constant and consistent influx of focused discrimination from the current administration. From the cancellation of DACA in 2017 to the nationwide ICE raids earlier this year, Latinx people have suffered tremendously from the institutional white supremacy that radiates from the White House. The anti-immigrant sentiment and hateful rhetoric coming from the Trump administration have fueled and empowered white supremacists to carry out crimes against minority communities like El Paso shooting. Hate crimes alter communities…. Read more »

Who Is The Good Guy with a Gun?

Last week on the night of Thanksgiving, a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover, Alabama killed a 21-year-old black man, E.J. Bradford, home for the holidays. Official media coverage of the shooting reported that the police had killed Bradford, because he was the initial shooter. However, in the following days, local social media reported a very different story: Bradford did not shoot anyone. He was simply one of the very many Alabama citizens who pulled out their guns at the sound of a gun going off. Regardless of your feelings on guns, Bradford wasn’t doing anything wrong. He was the “good guy with the gun” and he was black. And not only did that lead to his death, it lead to warped media coverage, because the police lied… Read more »