Moustafa Bayoumi

Moustafa Bayoumi is a professor of English at the City University of New York, a journalist, and the author of the critically acclaimed How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America.

Resistance without Tears

Moustafa Bayoumi on Politics and Protest in the Trump Era
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Months before the United States got its Trumpeting wake-up call to a new authoritarian regime, Moustafa Bayoumi was anticipating the election outcome with a characteristic mix of terror and laughter. The New York-based Muslim American writer and academic had long warned that now-President Donald Trump represented something more than just a bigoted buffoon. But now that President Trump is rolling out his agenda, Bayoumi has no time for schadenfreude.

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