According to recent data from the Census Bureau, half of Uvalde County residents age five or older speak a language other than English at home.
UVALDE, Texas — On Sunday, the Texas House committee investigating the Uvalde school shooting released a 77-page report detailing what happened at Robb Elementary School on May 24. Now, language will no longer be a barrier for those wishing to read the full report.
In a letter to the readers – available to read in both English and Spanish – Statesman editor Manny García said he and his team view translation as a public service for Uvalde families and the greater community, “where most residents are Latino and many are more up-to-date. comfortable reading in Spanish”. García wrote that according to recent Census Bureau data, half of Uvalde County residents age five or older speak a language other than English at home.
García said a group of Spanish-language journalists and editors took special care to ensure the report’s translation was “culturally competent and sensitive to the use of words by Mexican and American communities. central”.
Plohetski reported that the Statesman is also printing 10,000 copies of the report in Spanish for free distribution in Uvalde.
The full Spanish translation of the report can be read here or below: