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03/10/2017 02:45 pm ET

97 Ways Of Saying The Same Hateful Thing: 'Get Out Of America'

American xenophobia uses the same dumb script over and over.
A note left in the car of a woman in Fremont, California, on Nov. 14, 2016.
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A note left in the car of a woman in Fremont, California, on Nov. 14, 2016.

“Go back to your country” and “Get out of my country.” That’s what white men in Kansas and Washington state told Indian and Sikh men in recent weeks before shooting them ― it’s as if they were speaking from the same script.

Here are 97 times in the past two years that people hurled this kind of get-out-of-America hate, often with explicit language, at minorities ― whether it was yelled from car windows, spray-painted on buildings or written in threatening emails ― to make them feel lesser and like they don’t belong here. 

These quotes were collected, in part, using data from ProPublica’s Documenting Hate Project. If you’ve been a victim or a witness of hate, tell us your story.

 

― March 8, 2017, in Salem, Oregon

 

― March 4, 2017, in Lansing, Michigan

 

― March 3, 2017, in Kent, Washington. 

 

― March 1, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York 

 

― Feb. 22, 2017, in Olathe, Kansas

 

― Dec. 31, 2016, in Las Vegas

 

― Dec. 28, 2016, in Kodiak, Alaska

 

― Dec. 11, 2016, in Bronx, New York

 

― Dec. 6, 2016, in Moonachie, New Jersey

 

― Dec. 5, 2016, in New York

 

― Dec. 3, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York

 

― Nov. 31, 2016, in Cedar Falls, Iowa

 

― Nov. 26, 2016, in San Diego

 

― Nov. 24, 2016, in San Jose, California

 

― Nov. 23, 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

― Nov. 17, 2016, in Queens, New York

 

― Nov. 17, 2106, in West Springfield, Massachusetts

 

― Nov. 16, 2016, in Philadelphia

 

― Nov. 15, 2016, in New York

 

― Nov. 14, 2016, in Fremont, California

 

― Nov. 11, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio

 

― Nov. 11, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa

 

― Nov. 11, 2016, in San Francisco

 

― Nov. 10, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

― Nov. 10, 2016, in New Paltz, New York

 

― Nov. 9, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

― Nov. 9, 2016, in Salt Lake City

 

― Nov. 9, 2016, in North Bend, Oregon

 

― Nov. 9, 2016, in Maple Grove, Minnesota

 

― Nov. 9, 2016, in Plano, Texas

 

― Nov. 9, 2016, in Woodland, California

 

― Nov. 8, 2016, in Edwardsville, Illinois

 

― November 2016 in Denver

 

― November 2016 in Spokane, Washington

 

― November 2016 in Poughkeepsie, New York

 

― November 2016 in Englewood, Colorado

 

― November 2016 in Sonoma, California

 

― Oct. 31, 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

― Oct. 20, 2016, in Fort Smith, Arkansas

 

― Oct. 14, 2016, in Dundalk, Maryland

 

― Oct. 9, 2016, in New York

 

― Sept. 22, 2016, in Lakewood, New Jersey

 

― Sept. 22, 2016, in Norman, Oklahoma

 

― Sept. 19, 2016, in Lonsdale, Minnesota

 

― Sept. 8, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York

 

― September 2016 in Orange County, California

 

― August 2016 in Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

― July 24, 2016, in Pahrump, Nevada

 

- July 24, 2016, in San Francisco

 

― July 2, 2016, in Fort Pierce, Florida

 

― July 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska

 

― June 22, 2016, in Waterbury, Connecticut

 

― June 22, 2016, in Germantown, Maryland

 

― June 17, 2016, in Plainfield, Indiana

 

― June 16, 2016, in Boston

 

― June 15, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona

 

― June 14, 2016, in New York

 

― June 13, 2016, in Queens, New York

 

― June 9, 2016, in Richardson, Texas

 

― June 2, 2016, in San Jose, California

 

― June 2016 in Plainfield, Indiana

 

― May 25, 2016, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

 

― May 23, 2016, in Orange County, California

 

― May 15, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

― April 30, 2016, in Marshfield, Wisconsin

 

― April 21, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 

― April 7, 2016, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

 

― March 21, 2016, in Oakhurst, California

 

― March 12, 2016, in Cleveland

 

― March 12, 2016, in Cleveland

 

― March 12, 2016, in Wichita, Kansas

  

― March 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky

 

― Feb. 9, 2016, in College Station, Texas

 

― Early 2016 in Elmwood Park, New Jersey

 

― Jan. 28, 2016, in Edina, Minnesota

 

― January 2016 in Tucson, Arizona

 

― Dec. 20, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York

 

― Dec. 16, 2015, in Phoenix

 

― Dec. 11, 2015, in Lancaster, New York

 

― Dec. 8, 2015, in Pittsburgh

   

― Dec. 1, 2015, in Bismarck, North Dakota

 

― December 2015 in Clifton, New Jersey

  

― Nov. 17, 2016, in New York

 

― Nov. 14, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

― Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee

 

― November 2015 in Queens, New York

 

― November 2015 in Hudson County, New Jersey 

 

― Oct. 10, 2015, in Spokane Valley, Washington

 

― Oct. 7, 2015, in Waterloo, Iowa

 

― October 2015 in Columbus, Ohio

 

― Sept. 14, 2015, in Dallas

 

― Sept. 10, 2015, in Sterling Heights, Michigan

 

― Sept. 8, 2015, in Darien, Illinois

 

― September 2015 in Austin, Texas

 

― Aug. 27, 2015, in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

 

― Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa

 

― July 26, 2015, in Lewiston, Maine

 

― July 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas

  

This story was reported using data from ProPublica’s Documenting Hate Project. This project is collecting reports to create a national database of hate crimes and bias incidents for use by journalists and civil-rights organizations. If you’ve been a victim or a witness, tell us your story.

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