I’ve fallen behind! I published two essays in recent months, one on white supremacy and hate violence in Portland, and the other on protecting whistleblowers.
I argue in The Washington Post that “we must acknowledge, condemn & combat white supremacy.” In The Guardian, I contend that “Trump’s war on transparency and the crack down under way in the White House means that whistleblowing, lawful disclosures intended to serve the public interest, are being chilled.”
Media reports suggest that the Trump administration is considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. This could spark a witch-hunt and lead to the targeting of Muslim American civil society through false “six degrees of separation” accusations. This could destroy reputations and chill lawful activity, including freedom of worship, association, expression, and charitable giving. I wrote about what many are calling Muslim Ban 2.0 in The Washington Post.
Many diverse Americans feel neglected, marginalized & stigmatized. Hate violence, too, is intensifying, but the government is unable to track its insidious reach. In this CNN essay, I explore how to document and curb hate violence.
Trump’s proposed Muslim Registry is just racial & religious profiling. You know where I stand. More at CNN opinion.
I shared some reflections in The Guardian on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Profiling, hate violence, and bigotry now braid through the daily lives of Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian Americans. Read more here.
I wrote an essay for USA Today on the recent hate violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma & Queens, New York. Bigotry and bias against Muslims, Arabs, Sikhs, and transgender Americans continues unabated. This piece reflects the latest developments in both cases, including the addition of a hate crime charge in Tulsa. Pictured above are Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. They were murdered in Chapel, North Carolina in February 2015.