Washington Watch: American Racism is in the Open, So Is the Fight Against It

by James Zogby in Washington Watch

I was having lunch this week with an Arab friend and before long, as expected, the conversation turned to Donald Trump, the impact he is having on our political life and the world's perception of America and the American people. 

He clearly understood the degree to which Trump's election, his policies, and his all too frequent acts of incitement have helped to fuel hostility toward America's basic institutions and many forms of bigotry – racism, hostility toward immigrants and refugees, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. At one point, however, he surprised me by saying "There's also silver lining to what Trump has done." "What silver lining?" I asked. He went on to explain that as a long-time observer of the American scene.  Continue Reading...

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