I found the following:
I have, however, seen in the media extremely derogatory uses of the word “thug” used by people to describe Muslims and immigrants from Muslim countries, and also occasionally applied to Mexicans. This usage I witnessed was more recent than 2015, coinciding with the rise of Trump.
I have seen propaganda advising people to defend themselves against “any thug that might come along” with implication that “immigrants are running rampant” and then, pushing gun legislation. It is truly sickening.
This is worth a speech, no? I love taking up controversial topics.