Deepa Iyer: Eliminating Hate Crimes In Post 9/11 America

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Deepa Iyer: Eliminating Hate Crimes In Post 9/11 America
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Town Hall Seattle says
Black Lives Matter activists have placed racial justice issues at the forefront of many conversations over the past several months and, according to activist Deepa Iyer, it’s a much-needed reform movement. In We Too Sing America, she focuses on the racial injustices and hate crimes that have shaped the years following 9/11–particularly those affecting South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants. From the 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting and politicians who make “racist and xenophobic statements that fuel hostility,” to police profiling and surveillance, she’ll point to examples that perpetuate racism and race-based violence. Should hate crimes be considered domestic terrorism? Will the fire from the Black Lives Matter movement spur activism in other racial groups? She’s got a few ideas to share on these and other topics.
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By: Town Hall Seattle

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