Tram Nguyen wins Book Award

By Andre Banks Jan 24, 2007

COLORLINES Executive Editor Tram Nguyen was recently named a winner of the Gustavus Myer award for her book We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11. The Gustavus Myer Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights gives the book award annually to authors who, "uniquely cut through denials of myriad forms of bigotry in America, and distinctively speak of alternative possibilities." The popular book tells the story of a post-9/11 immigration system that increasingly penalizes and persecutes people of color and was released in September 2005. In citing the award, the Center noted:

The human toll paid by those entombed in shadowy immigration prisons exponentially exacted from and through Arab, Muslim and dark-skinned peopled communities. Nguyen, editor of ColorLines magazine, shares the voices of those experiencing homeland security policies and practices which exacerbated already-existing anti-immigrant hatred and "managed" abuse.

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