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Khalid Jabara was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a neighbor who had previously harassed and threatened his family because they were Arab American. Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four, was forced to take sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump’s cruel immigration enforcement regime. Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman, was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. These are just a few stories of survivors of hate in America.
In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities. The book has been positively received by numerous outlets, including NPR Books, which noted: "Amid the ugly realities of contemporary America, American Hate affirms our courage and inspiration, opening a roadmap to reconciliation by means of the victims' own words."
Join New America's Muslim Diaspora Initiative for an engaging conversation with Arjun Sethi about his new book, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out followed by a panel discussion.
Books will be available for purchase.
Arjun Singh Sethi, @arjunsethi81
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Author, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
Sunu P. Chandy
Legal Director, National Women's Law Center