Latino Lynching

Jose Ramirez

The unknown sory about Latino Lynching

From 1848 to 1928, mobs murdered thousands of Mexicans, though surviving records allowed us to clearly document only about 547 cases.

The unknown sory about Latino Lynching

While there were similarities between the lynchings of blacks and Mexicans, there were also clear differences.

The unknown sory about Latino Lynching

One case, largely overlooked or ignored by American journalists but not by the Mexican government, was that of seven Mexican shepherds hanged by white vigilantes near Corpus Christi, Tex., in late November 1873.

The Unknown Story About Latino Lynching

One dimension of mob violence that is often overlooked, however, is that lynchers targeted many other racial and ethnic minorities in the

United States, including Native Americans, Italians, Chinese and, especially, Mexicans.

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Citations

William. "When Americans Lynched Mexicans." The New York Times. The New York Times, 19 Feb. 2015. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

BBC's Racism: History- A lynching in Texas in 1916