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Many across the nation were horrified whenthe news broke that Empire actor Jussie Smollett had been targeted in a racist and homophobic attack.

Smollett was walking home from a fast food place in Chicago when he was attacked by two men in ski masks. The attackers put a rope around Smollett's neck and poured an unknown liquid on his skin while berating him with racial and homophobic slurs. They also reportedly yelled "MAGA Country," invoking President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign motto, "Make America Great Again."

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