We Too Sing America

We Too Sing America

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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 a€œBermuda Trianglea€ of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hysteria; and the energy of new reform movements, including those of a€œundocumented and unafraida€ 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.... department of homeland Security, March 2013, http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default /files/publications/ois _ill_pe_2012_2.pdf. ... Whiting et al., a€ American civil liberties union, May 20, 2014, https://www.aclu.org/cases/valle-del-sol-v-whiting- et-al;anbsp;...

Title:We Too Sing America
Author: Deepa Iyer
Publisher:New Press, The - 2015-10-06

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