Racism on the rise locally, residents push back

Mail Tribune article covering the rise in racist incidents in Southern Oregon and the community response Unite Oregon and partners are organizing for a safe and inclusive community. 

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The following is an article from the Medford Mail Tribune featuring Unite Oregon. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only © 2016 Mail Tribune.

On her way home after a meeting to encourage others to speak up when confronted with racism, Virginia Camberos was driving into Phoenix when a motorist pulled alongside her, flipped her off and yelled a derogatory remark about her being a Mexican.

Unable to respond, the 54-year-old Phoenix resident feared the man might pull a gun on her, but she managed to get home safely just after 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

Read the full article by reporter Damien Mann on mailtribune.com.