Critical reception for the hardcover: The hardcover received reviews in the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and Hyphen Magazine.
Speaking tour: Iyer will continue to travel extensively to promote the paperback.
Platform: Iyer is the former executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and she is currently on the board of directors for Race Forward. She has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Colorlines, The Nation, The Hill, Huffington Post, and many other publications. She has an active social media presence.
Reputation: Iyer is one of the country's most respected advocates for civil and immigration rights and is quoted in the Washington Post, NPR, etc. She has recently been asked to comment on the killings of Muslims in North Carolina for print media, radio, and television.
Opportunities: There are no comparable books addressing the climate in the United States for South Asians, Muslims, Arab, and Sikh immigrants. This compelling analysis of national insecurity, Islamophobia and antiimmigrant sentiment provides a clear focus on successful strategies for change. The book also addresses the changing American racial landscape, which has recently been the subject of public debate, particularly in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.