A spike in hate crimes across the country have many marginalized groups feeling unsafe about what life will be like in President-elect Donald Trump’s America.
“He has made my family feel uncomfortable, or families like ours feel uncomfortable or unwelcome, and maybe feel like second class citizens in their own country,” Hussam Ayloush, a Syrian immigrant and the Executive Director of Los Angeles’ Council on American-Islamic Relations, tells Fusion in the video.
Ayloush and his wife Arwa, who is a first-generation Mexican-American, are shown discussing racism with their children in the two-minute video. One child discusses how students in her school have expressed hatred against Mexicans.
On Tuesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report which found 867 bias-related incidents in the 10 days following Trump’s election. Ayloush’s family, like many others, are looking for ways to help their children understand how to deal with hate in America.