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We Too Sing America

We Too Sing America

South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future

Book - 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."--
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781620970140
Branch Call Number: 305.80097 Iy1W 2015
Characteristics: xvii, 229 pages : tables ; 23 cm


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An exploration of race, identity, and immigration from South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh voices.

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LPL_ShirleyB Dec 11, 2015

This new book is a well-timed outcry to remind us of the strength we gain by uniting as diverse Americans rather than dividing in fear, hatred and pain. The author was inspired by the Langston Hughes poem: “I, Too, sing America.”


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