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We too sing America : South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants shape our multiracial future / Deepa Iyer.

We too sing America : South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants shape our multiracial future

Iyer, Deepa, author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781620970140 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York ; The New Press, 2015.

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"Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half. In We Too Sing America, nationally renowned activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to the violent opposition to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and to the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan. Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. She looks at topics including Islamophobia in the Bible Belt; the "Bermuda Triangle" of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hysteria; and the energy of new reform movements, including those of "undocumented and unafraid" youth and Black Lives Matter. In a book that reframes the discussion of race in America, a brilliant young activist provides ideas from the front lines of post-9/11 America. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Race relations > 21st century.
Immigrants > United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Hate crimes > United States > History > 21st century.
Racism > United States > History > 21st century.
Xenophobia > United States > History > 21st century.
Islamophobia > United States > History > 21st century.

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