Marcelo Lucero

Not In Our Town National Week of Action: Communities Stand Together Against Hate

by Catharine Debelle A hate crime is reported nearly every hour in this country. These attacks not only harm the victim but create a climate of fear that reverberates across entire communities. This month, communities across the country join in … Continued


NumbersUSA: “We Should Watch Our Language”

After the brutal Suffolk County murder of Marcelo Lucero in November 2008, Roy Beck, executive director of anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA had a message for members: “WE SHOULD WATCH OUR LANGUAGE.” Beck warned NumbersUSA members against using hateful rhetoric and told … Continued


Racism & Teenage Killers in America

It is impossible to measure the suffering of one against another. Comparing tragedies never helps make sense of them. The story of Abelino Mazariego, though, should be told, and it must be compared to others in order to prevent it … Continued


The Enduring Power of Hate in Suffolk County

There is perhaps no other locale in the nation where anti-immigrant hatred has sunk roots as deep as those in Suffolk County, New York, where the powerful County Executive has built a career on it and where the judiciary is … Continued

Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Do you remember what you were doing almost one year ago on November 8, 2008? I remember it clearly; I was watching my favorite soccer team Manchester United lose to their massive rival, Arsenal, after giving up two stupid goals. … Continued