Black Lives Matter activists have placed racial justice issues at the forefront of many conversations over the past several months and, according to activist Deepa Iyer, it’s a much-needed reform movement. In We Too Sing America, she focuses on the racial injustices and hate crimes that have shaped the years following 9/11–particularly those affecting South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants. From the 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting and politicians who make “racist and xenophobic statements that fuel hostility,” to police profiling and surveillance, she’ll point to examples that perpetuate racism and race-based violence. Should hate crimes be considered domestic terrorism? Will the fire from the Black Lives Matter movement spur activism in other racial groups? She’s got a few ideas to share on these and other topics.
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Program Details
Episode S5E1
Broadcast Week Jan 5th 2016
Duration 58:00:04
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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