Wajahat Ali, Before Columbus Foundation board member, interviewed

The esteemed writer and journalist draws parallels between the 2016 presidential election and post-9/11 islamophobia. From The Progressive Magazine:

http://www.progressive.org/news/2016/12/189111/%E2%80%98-my-911-all-over-again%E2%80%99-wajahat-ali

Excerpt: “For all those people who thought racism was dead, and bigotry was dead, especially those who are well intentioned and white allies, it’s out in the open now. You can taste it. It will force people to bust out of their isolated cocoon. I see an opportunity for a multicultural coalition of the willing that includes a populist agenda, which reclaims populism. Meaning higher wages. Help workers. Better access to education. Fight climate change. Maybe, knock on wood, and this might be way too optimistic, in 2020 if Democrats get their act together, I think they can shift it.”

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