Remembering Tragedy in El Paso

On August 3, 2019, the community in El Paso, TX suffered unspeakable tragedy when 23 people were murdered by a white supremacist gunman. This shooting was the deadliest white supremacist attack in the United States in more than 50 years. The perpetrator, Patrick Crusius, was later charged with hate crimes.

Before his shooting rampage, the perpetrator posted a manifesto on the imageboard 8chan (later rebranded as 8kun), in an attempt to justify the attack, and to express support for Brenton Tarrant, the Australian white supremacist who murdered 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019.

The hate-fueled massacre left the El Paso community shocked and shaken and set off waves of anger and sadness across the nation. One year later, we remember the lives lost and others injured.

Xenophobia and hate have no place in America.

We have seen too often how easily unchecked hateful online content can spread dangerous fringe ideologies. We need to root out and address this hateful rhetoric before more communities suffer at the hands of extremists. It’s up to all of us to enact meaningful change.

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Latinx

ADL works with the Latinx community and coalition partners toward a more just and inclusive society.



 

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Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

ADL urges Congress to pass this act which was introduced to address the growing threat of white supremacist groups and other violent domestic extremists.


 

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Fighting Hate from Home

ADL’s August 6th Fighting Hate from Home webinar will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the El Paso shooting by remembering the victims and hearing from guest speakers about their fight against hate and extremism.
 

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NO Hate Act

ADL urges Congress to pass the NO Hate Act – which seeks to improve local and state hate crime training, prevention, best practices, and data collection initiatives.

 

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Talking to Young People About the El Paso Shooting

Last year, instead of just thinking about school, parents and teachers unfortunately had to talk with their children and students about mass shootings and anti-immigrant bias.

 

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Talking to Young People About the El Paso Shooting