Islamaphobia and Hate Crimes
"The Asian-American community is standing up in part because some Muslims are Asian-American, but also because we have a history of discrimination and prejudice as well, and we understand why it?s important for not just the community being affected to stand up, but also for those of around them to stand up as Americans, as well."
Hate crimes against Muslim Americans have tripled in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. As a result... Asian American leaders are making it a priority to speak out... and oppose the backlash against Muslims. A conversation with Christopher Kang, the National Director for the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans.
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