One year ago, President Trump signed an executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, reasoning that “Islam hates us.” Recently, he retweeted three misleading, anti-Muslim videos from a hate group in the UK.
Compare this with President George W. Bush, who, six days after 9/11, visited a DC mosque to show support for Muslim Americans. Bush had good company: 44 years earlier, President Eisenhower attended the mosque’s dedication.
Business leaders across the country have condemned Trump’s actions against Muslim and Arab-Americans, issuing statements of support for their employees, customers, and communities.
As the one-year anniversary of the Muslim Ban approaches, media will be looking to interview business leaders like you. Our speaker, Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, discussed how you can best use the anniversary to talk to reporters.
For more resources, please see “Promoting Tolerance in the Workplace,” a conversation with Bettina Deynes, Vice President of Human Resources for the Society for Human Resource Management: