Across America, Latino Community Sighs With Relief

Daisy Hernandez (no relation to Daniel Hernandez) is the co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women on Today’s Feminism.

I wasn’t the only person on Saturday who rushed to her Android when news came of the Tucson shooting. I wasn’t looking however to read about what had happened. My auntie had already filled me in —  “Someone tried to murder una representante. People have been killed,” she’d reported. What I wanted to know was the killer’s surname.

My eyes scanned the mobile papers. I held my breath. Finally, I saw it: Jared Loughner. Not a Ramirez, Gonzalez or Garcia.

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