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Jorge Ramos Puts American Racism and Xenophobia on Full Blast

Jorge Ramos

If you’ve read the comments, seen the tweets, battle royale Facebook debates, or been to a Donald Trump rally, you know that some people have stopped being polite with their opinions on race and immigration. And the real can be pretty hateful. Just as Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos shows us in his special report Hate Rising.  

“If Donald Trump is president, I think we should all pack our bags and go because they will kill us,” says Asma Jama, a victim of an anti-Islamic hate attack in Hate Rising. She was attacked for speaking Swahili in an Applebee's in her home state. Jama tells Ramos that despite having lived all over the world, Minnesota is home. 

The special shows Ramos in various parts of the United States meeting with everyone from members of the Klu Klux Klan to children of immigrants in a bilingual school. Ramos was famously kicked out of a Donald Trump press conference, and Hate Rising shows the altercation where an unidentified man tells Ramos to “go back to his country.” Ramos, who is of Mexican descent, is a United States citizen.  

The special also takes you behind the scenes of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights watchdog that researches and documents hate activity in the United States. SPLC reports that there are currently 892 active hate groups in the U.S., and the organization compares the propaganda put out by white supremacists to that of ISIS, saying that it carries the same threat for radicalization.  

Watch a trailer for Hate Rising below.

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