North Texas Latinos react to Trump win

Pulse of North Texas after election day

DALLAS -- As the dust settles after the election, many Latinos are wondering what next.

James Webster spent his day after the election doing street repairs.

"We are in trouble that basically we are going to have to step it up and protest or boycott or something. It's going to be hard for us now," he said.

Many feel they are excluded in a Trump Presidency because of his rhetoric.

He's threatened to build a wall at the border and he's demonized undocumented workers calling them rapists, drug dealers and criminals.

But many Latinos say they are hard-working and now fear they will be stereotyped.

Webster says,”That we are all the same that there is no difference between us even though we have been here for years."

Rafael Tamayo runs a small museum in the heart of Oak Cliff.

He says he won't allow fear to control him, instead he will continue to proudly embrace his culture and respect the outcome of the election.

"One of the greatest things about our country is that you may not see eye to eye with someone but you understand. We live in a democracy and that is the beauty of why America is America," Tamayo says.

Some Latinos got on their knees to pray after hearing the news.

Aylin Anaya says after she got over the shock of the election she went to mass.

"Mostly to guide our country into something that is not hateful like it is now," she says.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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