Donald Trump doesn’t scare me

I wrote this essay for The Guardian, part of which is below:

This is a different country than Trump voters understand it to be. The 2016 election will see the country’s most racially and ethnically diverse electorate ever, with nearly one in three (31%) of eligible voters being non-white, according to the Pew Research Center. Muslims and Latinos are already actively seeking to register more voters than ever, and expect Muslim voter registration to really take off in June, during Ramadan, when Islamic centres will be full of congregants. Latino voter registration is already skyrocketing.

Even more fundamentally is the organising energy I see from young Muslim Americans and so many others determined not to let their country be taken over by radical haters. What I’ve never seen – and don’t expect to see – are Muslims cowering in fear of Trump. He may never have expected it, but Trump is helping to build the strongest, most multicultural, multifaith, and multi-ethnic America we have ever had. So, thank you, Donald. You really are making America great.

You can read the full piece here.

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