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Commentary: It's A Pivotal Time For Uniting Against Hate

Feb 20, 2016

There’s been a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of terrorist attacks in the U.S. and Europe. And the Southern Poverty Law Center found that the number of hate groups in the U.S. increased by 14 percent in 2015.

Local human rights activist Samia Assed says it’s a pivotal time in American history for defining who we are as a nation.

A coalition of over 40 organizations is planning a march and rally to unite against hate on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 2p at the Civic Center Plaza in Albuquerque.