“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.”
“The collection offers possible solutions for how people, on their own or working with others, can confront hate.”
San Francisco Chronicle
An NPR Best Book of 2018
A San Francisco Chronicle Books Pick
One of Bitch Media 's “13 Books Feminists Should Read in August”
One of Paste Magazine 's “The 10 Best Books of August 2018”
A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election
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, unfiltered 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.
We hear from the family of Khalid Jabara, who was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a man who had previously harassed and threatened them because they were Arab American. Sethi brings us the story of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump’s cruel immigration enforcement regime. Sethi interviews Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman who was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. We hear from many more people impacted by the Trump administration, including Native, black, Arab, Latinx, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, undocumented, refugee, transgender, queer, and people with disabilities.
A necessary book for these times, American Hate explores this tragic moment in U.S. history by empowering survivors whose voices white supremacists and right-wing populist movements have tried to silence. It also provides ideas and practices for resistance that all of us can take to combat hate both now and in the future.
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About the Author
Arjun Singh Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, writer, and law professor based in Washington, DC. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh communities and advocates for racial justice, equity, and social change at both the local and the national levels. His writing has appeared in CNN Opinion , The Guardian , Politico magazine, USA Today , and the Washington Post , and he is featured regularly on national radio and television. He holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School, and presently co-chairs the American Bar Association’s National Committee on Homeland Security, Terrorism, and Treatment of Enemy Combatants.
Table of Contents
Introduction: American Hate 1
1 Asmaa Albukaie 15
2 Taylor Dumpson 25
3 Haifa, Victoria, and Rami Jabara 35
4 Jeanette Vizguerra 53
5 Alexandra Brodsky 63
6 Sarath Suong 71
7 Mar wan Kreidie and Shahid Hashmi 81
8 Tanya Gersh 97
9 Harjit Kaur 107
10 Destinee Mangum and Walia Mohamed 115
11 Dominick Evans 123
12 Khalid Abu Dawas 131
13 Ruth Hopkins 141
Conclusion: Hope in a Time of Despair 151