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This Video Shows What Happens When A Muslim Meets A Trump Supporter

It's become common to see headlines like, "Trump supporters really are deeply hostile to Muslims and nonwhites," which is deplorable. We think it's time everyone calmed down.
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Thanks to a particular orange-skinned orangutan, immigration and xenophobia have been at the forefront of the upcoming American election. The current Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has laid out plans to create a dark and fearful America for anyone who isn't white. While you may think that's debatable, there's plenty of examples of Trump being a racist to prove it, especially when it comes to Muslims.

The political and racial climate in America is more difficult to navigate than ever. For the common voter in America it could be easy to wonder how to proceed. There are plenty of things to be upset about in the United States right now, but let's be clear; you should not be upset about your fellow Americans.

Muslims are like any other American, but somehow we've been trained to fear them. This is no different than the red scare of the 1950s. Trump is using the politics of fear to gain power, but his threats go against the rights and freedoms of 3.3 million Americans.

It's become common to see headlines like, "Trump supporters really are deeply hostile to Muslims and nonwhites," which is deplorable. We think it's time everyone calmed down and we're not alone. This video from Akram Shibly stands as a call to action. It stands in the face of blatant racism and pushes us to reconsider our attitudes towards others. So yeah, just #cooldown.