In response to President Trump toying with the idea of a Muslim registry, Bay Area groups pushed for the ordinance to block city from creating or implementing a a database based on religion, national origin or ethnicity.
The Intercept published data from classified FBI documents that it says shows White supremacists are embedded in police departments across the nation and that the Bureau continues to profile suspects based on race and religion.
Trump and his surrogates have pledged to register and track Muslims. That potential policy has many current Muslim government employees, including those in defense and national security, worried about their futures.
Even though our Muslim-, South Asian- and Arab-American communities have been confronting and surviving backlash and criminalization in the 15 years since 9/11, our lives, identities and futures are at stake like never before.