Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Read The Column: Why Those Who Died In El Paso Will Remain With Us Forever

5f249f0cd1f05c00081489f7-eight.jpg
(Photo by Flor Del Desierto via unsplash/Illustration by Chava Sanchez, LAist)
LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

This Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the day last August when 23 people were murdered at an El Paso Walmart by a racist who drove all the way down from a Dallas suburb to this beautiful Mexican American passageway to stop "the Hispanic invasion of Texas."

It's a stark reminder that images matter. Words matter.

It's a tragedy that will stay with me like visions of flickering lights from Juarez across the pitch black waters of the International Reservoir at night.

READ THE COLUMN:

Support for LAist comes from

MORE FROM ERICK GALINDO: