Bay Area Latinos feel the "realities of racism"

Posted Aug 24 2017 09:03AM PDT

Video Posted Sep 04 2017 08:31AM PDT

Updated Sep 04 2017 08:33AM PDT

A body shop in Oakland 

From bad hombres to border walls --and now, deportation crackdowns.

The political issues that took center stage across the nation these past few years has now hit home in the heart of many Latino communities.

Everyday people in the Bay Area, who feel like their culture puts a target on their backs, spoke frankly at an Oakland body shop about how racism affects them on a personal level.

“The reality of racism will always be there,” Jose Ortiz said.

“If I’m going to get pulled over and ICE is going to be waiting for me,” Rosa Espinoza said. “I’m scared.’

“We cannot get rid of our skin color,” Ana Pena said. “And that makes us a target.”

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