"American Hate" is a compelling collection of testimonies from survivors of hate violence...and provides a tool that can empower communities to fight back."
"We all should weep that American Hate must even exist. But we cannot ignore it; it should be required reading for schools, for workplaces, for anyone and everyone who has never been etched by the acid blood which runs through this alien nation. American Hate is the new testament which rends the shroud; it is powerful, it is crucial, and we must act to ensure it never needs to be written again."
- Paste Magazine
"This powerful collection of testimonials is necessary reading, providing a platform for people targeted by white supremacists and offering practical ideas for combating hate in our communities." (naming American Hate its number 1 book of August 2018)
- Paste Magazine
"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.
Read American Hate for the faces Sethi puts on our national hate epidemic, and for his sobering account of the fallout — humiliation, terror, injury, and death. But read American Hate, as well, for what the last chapter terms "Hope in a Time of Despair." Hate may be rampant in America, but so are its antidotes: We must understand and own our history. We must speak out, for in community is power and love."
- NPR Books
"In this powerful compilation, contributors offer firsthand accounts of the violence they have encountered during and after the 2016 presidential election. Whether it’s Taylor Dumpson discovering nooses and bananas on her college campus after being elected student government president or Destinee Mangum and Walia Mohamed surviving a white supremacist’s attack on a train, these jarring stories are a mere snapshot of the hatred bubbling in America."
- Bitch Media
“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
"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
"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
"An immensely powerful book. Every testimonial reveals the worst in humanity and the best. Read these stories and join the fight to reclaim America."
- Rachel Bloom, actor and writer
"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
"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