- Deepa Iyer: Trump condemned hate violence in his speech to Congress, but that does little to erase his own divisive rhetoric and policies targeting immigrants and people of color
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Deepa Iyer is a civil rights lawyer and writer. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and the author of "We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)President Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday began with references to the threats against Jewish community centers and last week's violence targeting two Indian-American engineers in Olathe, Kansas, which is being investigated as a hate crime.