Praise for American Hate:

"This angry yet hopeful work is an important document of what the United States looks like to ‘the most vulnerable’ among its people in 2018.”

-Publishers Weekly

“Firsthand reports on hate crime and its victims in the age of Trump. . . for those aiming to combat latter-day bigotry, with its many targets and manifestations.”

-Kirkus Reviews


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“Arjun Singh Sethi lifts up the voices of those who have been victimized by the hate unleashed by Donald Trump. These stories of intimidation and brutality help us understand that each hate crime is an event that not only devastates individual lives but also terrorizes communities and tears at the social fabric of America. These are warning signs that we ignore at our own peril.”

-Richard Cohen

executive director of the Southern Poverty Law Center

“Arjun Singh Sethi takes us to the frontlines of today’s American backlash in this searing collection of powerful narratives about hate. American Hate is both a stark reminder of the devastating effects of hate violence and anti-immigrant policies, and an inspiring and hopeful call to action.”

-Deepa Iyer

 author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future

“This is a heart-wrenching, heart-breaking, powerful book. In the journey toward equality, awareness and understanding are vital. Arjun Sethi gives us the stories of survivors in their own words, providing a shocking window into hate in present day America. This book shares the intimate details that we don’t get from news reports. These survivors have been brave enough to share their stories; we need to be brave enough to listen.”

-Piper Perabo

 actor and activist

“It’s one thing to talk about the sudden rise of hate in Trump’s America. It’s something else to read the stories of those whose lives have been affected by hate, and, in some cases, devastated by it. By chronicling these personal accounts, Arjun Singh Sethi has done something remarkable and necessary. He has given pain and grief a human face.”

-Reza Aslan

 author of Zealot and God: A Human History

“Arjun Singh Sethi unravels the many layers of hate in this country. He reveals, through personal narratives, the intense misogyny, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, and racism that so many are experiencing and reminds us that they are deeply connected and fueling harmful policies. But the stories also provide the promise of love, community, and empathy over hate. You will finish this book inspired and ready to resist hate and violence.”

-Fatima Goss Graves

 president and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

“In this powerful, searing, and impassioned book, renowned scholar and civil rights attorney Arjun Singh Sethi reveals a side of America most Americans do not know, sharing the voices of those who have been hurt the most in the wake of widespread hatred across the nation, which is now being reflected in the highest levels of government. Sethi also shows us that unless America comes to grips with its ethnic and religious hatreds, more serious crises lie ahead. Thankfully, he lights the way to a more compassionate and united America.”

-Akbar Ahmed

 Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington, DC, and author of Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity