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How communities shaped by refugees became Donald Trump country

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Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African nations. They fled brutal civil war, famine, oppressive regimes to find themselves here, at an ordinary high school pre-prom fete in this once-dying New England mill town, revived by an influx of some 7,500 immigrants over the last 16 years. Rodrigue smiled and waved at his daughter,…

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McGee Auto manager ‘hates black people,’ says ex-employee

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A Hillsborough County resident is suing Monro Muffler Brake Inc., more familiar to Tampa Bay residents as McGee Auto Service, for workplace discrimination. On Oct. 14, 2016, Myron Walker filed a complaint and demanded a jury trial against Monro, which conducts business as McGee Auto. In the complaint, Walker demands compensation for lost income, benefits, and employment as well as damages, including emotional distress. He is also asking for reinstatement to the position Walker held before he was fired. McGee…

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