Thursday, February 12, 2015

Recommended Reading

My friend Deanna Othman writing in the Chicago Tribune, mirrors what many Muslims are no doubt feeling in the aftermath of the Chapel Hill tragedy:
You ask yourself: Are we destined to remain "otherized," categorically excluded, alienated and repelled from the very society in which we live? Must we constantly assert our Americanness and prove our loyalty, only to be demonized, vilified and caricatured by our media?  
It is exhausting to feel compelled to constantly validate your identity. Must Muslims be paragons of excellence, lest there be a motive found for their murder other than sheer hatred? Littering? Running a stop sign? Being too loud?  
Existing?
Read all of her piece here.

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