In the years since 9/11, national security laws, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment influenced public policies, leading to hate violence and criminalization of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants. In An America for All, Deepa Iyer blends first-person accounts with profiles of young people remaking the American racial landscape while facing the effects of racism. These young activists use creative resistance to build multiracial solidarity and shape a new America in which the “other” belongs. This generation of activists, Iyer argues, is igniting a twenty-first century racial justice movement with an intersectional approach that draws on faith, immigration status, gender, class, and sexual orientation.
As the United States transforms into a majority-minority nation, racial anxiety will continue to influence people’s lives. Iyer deftly analyzes the forces of the new racism in the United States and offers practices for multiracial solidarity and inclusive racial narratives. An America for All is a powerful and timely book about the more than ten million South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants that are remaking America—for the better.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
A leading racial justice activist, Deepa Iyer served for a decade as the executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), focusing on community building in post-9/11 America. She teaches in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.