RACE RELATIONS OP-ED

White Supremacy: Its Black & Brown Supporters

The most painful of observations

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4 min readMay 12, 2023

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Mauricio Garcia’s ethnicity is meaningless

The writer Arturo Dominguez wrote a very thoughtful essay this week about Latinos who are, in effect, white nationalists. Most won’t likely benefit from spreading hateful ideas, but some continue to be active participants, spreading racial hate and violence. Mauricio Garcia, the man believed to be responsible for shooting and killing nine people in Allen, Texas, has been exposed as a white nationalist. Not only did Garcia spend considerable time on Neo-Nazi websites prior to the tragedy, but he also had tattoos on his body that signify his alignment with white supremacy. Similar to the massacre white supremacist Dylann Roof committed in Charleson, South Carolina, in a 2015 attack, his motivation was to terrorize. At the time, Roof sought out innocent people attending church to strike a blow for white supremacy.

Garcia was not the first well-known Latino white supremacist to take the limelight, and he won’t be the last, either. Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys, who was recently convicted of seditious conspiracy for the actions of January 6, is Latino. Proud Boys is a white nationalist organization that has some Latino…

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