That realization drove Sethi, a professor of human rights law at the Georgetown University Law Center, to spend the subsequent year and a half traveling the country, conducting in-depth interviews with the survivors of hate. Those conversations form the basis of his new book, “American Hate.”
No matter where I went, no matter who I met with, almost everyone said something similar. The 2016 campaign and subsequent election of Donald Trump emboldened, empowered, facilitated and legitimized the very worst forces in America – racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism. There was a nearly uniform belief that hate nowadays is more visceral and widespread than many of us could have imagined just a few years ago.
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