Comedian and host W. Kamau Bell visited Metro Detroit the week after the presidential election last fall to film an episode of his CNN show "United Shades of America" to shine a light on the region's Arab and Muslim communities.

Bell, who starts the documentary-style show with a few minutes of stand-up comedy, explained the topic of the Detroit episode was Arabs and Muslims in America. He visited Hamtramck and Dearborn to talk to folks about their thoughts after President Donald Trump was elected.

"... For the most part the people I talked to ... people were hopeful," Bell told The Detroit News on Thursday. "I actually ran into some Muslims who had voted for Trump and we talked. But even people who didn't and who really had an idea of how bad things could get believed in their community."

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