Erika responds to Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslim immigration

In early December, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed an all-out ban on Muslims coming to the U.S. Erika talked with a number of reporters to give some historical perspective:

“Muslims are to Trump as Chinese Were to President Arthur in 1882,” Washington Post, December 8, 2015

“Donald Trump’s Proposed Muslim-Entry Ban Has Precedent – And It’s ‘Scars Are Still Being Healed’ Today,” Business Insider, December 8, 2015

“Idea Behind Donald Trump’s Plan to Bar Muslims Has Some Deep Roots,” New York Times, Dec. 9, 2015

“Long Before Anxiety about Muslims, Americans Feared the ‘Yellow Peril’ of Chinese Immigration,” The World, Pubic Radio International, December 9, 2015