A MAGA Hat Is Unraveled for a New Purpose in This Powerful Video of Immigrants' Stories

Canada's Peace Collective reassembles a polarizing icon


Prior to the 2016 presidential election, a stiff, minimalist red hat with white lettering would equate to little more than an eccentric fashion choice.

But in the years since, a camp emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” has become one of the most polarizing symbols in American politics—representing a vague Reagan Era-esque ambition to some, and institutionalized bigotry and intolerance to others.

For many immigrants, refugees and other people of color already established in America, the deceptively plain-looking MAGA hat represents an ideology that could cost them their security, their health and their lives.

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