If you want to protect yourself from people who are looking for an excuse to be violent to anyone, protect your rights, or sway political minds, then you need to congregate, organize, demonstrate, and protest. until you as group and a demography understand this, you will be weak and vulnerable.
African Americans didn’t win equal rights by just asking; They went to jail, suffered violence and worked hard to achieve what they have. You will have to do this too, and do it all together.
Don’t hold onto what you had or what your roots are, those are all gone now. You are the next marginalized pariahs of society, and will be treated as such until you take action against those who are against you in concert.