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"American Hate" documents survivors' stories in their own words

Portrait by Les Talusan



On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear stories of individuals affected by hate. Community activist and civil rights lawyer Arjun Singh Sethi chronicled survivors’ stories in his book American Hate: Survivors Speak Out.

The testimonials are presented in the survivors’ own words, describing how bullying, discrimination and violence have surged under the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump era. The narrators represent diverse races and include transgender and queer people, undocumented immigrants, refugees, and people with disabilities. How are targeted communities responding to rising xenophobia and racism?


Arjun Singh Sethi, community activist, civil rights lawyer, professor, and editor of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Web Resources:

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Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.