While the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon put many Muslim Americans unjustly in an unfavorable spotlight among Islamophobes and xenophobes, President Barrack Obama's presidency hasn't done much better to quell stereotypical beliefs and fears in some of America's rural communities.
By 2043, the ethno-racial landscape of America will completely change, and whites will dwindle to the minority in the US, which explains a level of discontent from other groups and the present white majority. The country's demographic changes show an evidential growth of Latinos, and that has resulted in the growth of anti-Latino hate crimes.
Late May of this year, 22-year-old Victor Diego, a gay, transgender man who goes by the name of Vivian Diego and works as a waitress at Eva Longoria's Hollywood Boulevard restaurant, Besos, was faced with the unthinkable. He left work at 2:30 a.m. after working a lengthy shift. As he made his way home, he was accosted by four men, and beaten until he lost consciousness.