THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS TORRES ON “THE EL PASO MASSACRE–CONNECTING THE DOTS,” ALVARO HUERTA ON “THE MOST HUNTED SPECIES,” JOSE MURATTI ON “THE ARMS OF IDENTITY,” AND JOSÉ ANGEL GUTIÉRREZ ON THE 1918 PORVENIR MASSACRE.
In the wake of the deadly El Paso and Dayton Ohio shootings, Latinopia bloggers felt compelled to respond. This and next week we will feature blogs commenting on the outrage of how Mexicans are now being targeted by white nationalists for the mere fact of being Mexican. This is truly a historic moment in the life of Latinos in the United States. Spurred by anti-Latino tirades from President Trump, Latinos are now being targeted and as Dr. Alvaro Huerta points pout, are being hunted.
Luis Torres reminds us that the El Paso shootings are not the first time Mexicans have been massacred, he reminds us of the 1918 Porvenir Massacre. Alvaro Huerta calls Latinos “an endangered species.” José Muratti gives us a very thoughtful analysis of how the current gun debate and shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton reflect America’s obsession of the ideal of the gun-totting American hero going back to the days of the cowboys. And if you are wondering what the Porvenir Massacre of 1918 was all about, José Angel Gutiérrez of the Greater Dallas Legal and Community Development Foundation gives us the details of this horrific mass murder of Mexicans by the Texas Rangers.
Latinopia responds to the El Paso shootings.