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Intolerance Rising

The Trump administration has inspired fear in many Indian Americans.

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  • Gautam Adhikari

“First they came for the Socialists…”, began a famous quote from the late pastor Martin Niemoller, a one-time supporter of Hitler who became a concentration camp survivor. By the time Niemoller was carted off by the Nazis, “there was no one left to speak for me.” In recent weeks, at gatherings of immigrants of color, including those in my Indian-American community, many are asking: “Can it happen to me? Will it?” No, there are no jackboots at the door; at least not for legal immigrants. But an odor of intolerance wafts in the air.

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Gautam Adhikari

Senior Fellow