This week, I had the opportunity to give a talk about the current Politics of Fear in America.
While we talked about the increasing prejudice against Muslims, I also wanted to connect that fear-mongering to prejudice faced by Hispanics, the poor, women, gays/lesbians, and earlier communities such as Jews, Catholics, and Native Americans who had been discriminated against.
I do not wish to linger in despair, and was eager to move on to talk about the twin foundations of love and justice that will lead us out of this abyss.
In addition to talking about Islamic resources, I talked about the ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King for us today.
You can watch the talk here.