About the Book
In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, 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.
You will hear from immigrants and refugees weighing whether to stay in this country, from parents grappling with how to explain the surge in hostility to their children, and from families mourning the loss of a loved one. While these accounts are troubling, the survivors themselves are often hopeful. These are stories of communities coming together to support those who have lost so much, of activists reaching across divides to help one another, and of young people rallying to fight bigotry and hate.
About the Author
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Arjun Singh Sethi traveled the country and met with a diversity of people and documented the hate they experienced during the campaign and after inauguration. Arjun 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 the local and 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.