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The United States Of Xenophobia 16

Americans like to think that, as the home of the free, racism and discrimination have no place in our society. History says otherwise. Erika Lee, director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how our country’s fear of the “other” has been with us since the beginning — and how our historical amnesia is holding back healing. Her new book is called “America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States.”