1 year after Walmart massacre, how has a hate crime changed El Paso and borderlanders?


A gunman said he came to El Paso on Aug. 3, 2019 “to kill Mexicans.” He opened fire on shoppers at a Walmart near the U.S., Mexico border in one of the deadliest attacks against Latinos in modern U.S. history that left 23 people dead. Victims included Americans and residents of neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

In this first episode of Borderzine’s Our Border Life podcast, three UT El Paso journalism students with ties to both sides of the border reflect on the changes they’ve seen in the year since the attack and how they find themselves more aware of racism, but also stronger and more prepared to confront it.

This podcast episode was produced by Anahy Diaz and hosted by Claudia Hernandez in the UTEP Communication Department RSRC 4033 research course Audio Reporting and Podcasting taught by journalism Associate Professor of Practice Kate Gannon.

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