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Many who support Rizzo and/or support keeping his statue in front of a city office building across from City Hall downplay Rizzo-backed police brutality as simply a product of the times not reflective of systemic racism. 

The August arrest of Brandon Templin for throwing eggs on the statute of Frank Rizzo dispelled a myth that is comforting for some: opposition to that monument honoring Philadelphia’s controversial former mayor is just a ‘black thing.’

[OP-ED]: Retirar la estatua de Rizzo, un momento decisivo para Filadelfia

 10/18/2017 - 08:11
Muchos de los que apoyan a Rizzo o a mantener su estatua donde está -frente a un edificio de oficinas de la ciudad, al otro lado del alcaldía- restan importancia a la brutalidad policial apoyada por él, alegando que simplemente fue un producto de tiempos que no reflejan el racismo sistémico. Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News

El arresto, en agosto pasado, de Brandon Templin por haber lanzado huevos contra la estatua de Frank Rizzo disipó un mito reconfortante para algunos: que la oposición a un monumento público en honor al polémico alcalde de Filadelfia era  solo una “cosa de negros”.

Republican health plan is a death sentence for US Latinos, Democrats say.

 06/29/2017 - 03:51
Spectators listen as US Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez delivers remarks at a press conference in opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill on the US Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.  That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.

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