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An African-American lawmaker took to the House floor on Tuesday to warn of similarities between discrimination against Muslims and racial segregation.

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said he could relate to Muslims facing hostility in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, including GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call to ban them from entering the U.S.

"I understand what it's like to be a part of a community that is treated unjustly," Green said. "I lived through segregation in the United States of America. I know what it's like to go through the back door. I know what it's like to drink from filthy 'colored' water fountains. I know what injustice looks like. I've seen its face.


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