The article “Why Do We Hate Immigrants?” by Kevin Powell begins with the author’s description of his past. Powell claims that he is not an immigrant and talks about his ancestors’ history as slaves brought from Africa to the US. Then, Powell talks about the injustices that African Americans have had to endure throughout their existence in the US. Among others, he mentions the lack of freedom, violence, and trauma. Powell notes that all of these injustices helped motivate a quest for justice. 

Powell then claims that America’s progress has been possible because of the trauma suffered by African Americans. He believes that America, as a land of diversity, has been built by them. 

Powell then focuses on the aftermath of the El Paso shooting in Te...

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