On Jan. 6 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to disrupt the democratic process. As a predominantly white crowd threatened lawmakers, there was a particular concern that people of color would be targeted by the violence. A year later, Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, Grace Meng, D-N.Y. and Norma Torres, D-Calif., reflected on what it was like being trapped in the Capitol that day as lawmakers of color — and what their jobs have been like since.
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