Home / Current Affairs / Racism

Category Archives: Racism

Feed Subscription

Can Americans Be “Real” Muslims?

cultureclashmuslim

The racism, colorism, nationalism, and immigrant-culture worship that are being taught as part and parcel to Islam itself are becoming too much to bear; and Islam is beginning to look less like the simple, balanced religion these Americans accepted when they first became Muslim and more like a ploy to control, subjugate, and spiritually abuse them. Read More »

Does Bill 60 Mean Leave Canada for Muslim Families?

Bill-60

By Kiran Malik-Khan “Mom, are we going to leave Canada?” Shahzaib, my almost 10-year-old's voice was laced with nervousness, his big brown eyes filled with a worry that can cut through a mother's heart. But, my answer came gently, yet firmly. “Yes, hon, if Bill 60 gets passed, and if it ever gets adopted by all of Canada; we would ... Read More »

How Not to Stop Racism in the Arab American Community – A Response

shutterstock_69980656

By: Diala Khalife A response to “How do you stop racism in the Arab American community? Heck if I know” I write this in response to a deeply problematic blog post published by Muslim Matters on December 11th. The piece was met with objections and critiques by some Arabs and non-Arab Muslims on Twitter [1]. The original post attempts to ... Read More »

How do you Stop Racism in the Arab-American Community? Heck if I Know

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 8.37.07 PM

Post-Racial? Racism is a complicated issue. Racial prejudice has persisted in America despite the evolution of countervailing social norms that not only undermine the rationales that buoy such bigotry, but shame the bigots themselves. So why are people still jerks? There have been a myriad of reasons suggested for the persistence of racism and racists. I haven't the space nor ... Read More »

Understanding the Pain of the Zimmerman Trial

TrayvonMartinHooded

By Dawud Walid The recent acquittal in the George Zimmerman case reignited a national discussion about race relations in America.  There were many on one end of the spectrum, who stated the Zimmerman case typifies the lack of racial equity and justice in America for Blackamericans, from the initial profiling of Trayvon Martin, the trying of his character during the ... Read More »

Clarification and Notice

timthumb

A few months ago, an Islamophobic website posted an audio-clip in my voice, in which, so they claimed, I justify attacking all Christians. Based on this, they began claiming that I am a 'jihadist' preaching 'radical jihad' to Muslims in America. Due to the preposterousness of the claim, and the xenophobic nature of those who propagated it, I felt it best ... Read More »

‘You Deserve Racism Because You’re Corrupt’

Discrimination_shutterstock_36481525

Those who are inclined toward racism or self-hate will inevitably bring up the faults of the people they detest whenever discrimination is discussed. In America, it appears that African-Americans are not only the most fault-ridden group in the eyes of others, but the most likely candidates of discrimination—even in Muslim communities and masjids. And some argue this is because of their faults. Read More »

1000+56 Words, Explained

CultureClashMuslim

 I feel like this message is far too important to me and far too sensitive for all of us for me to leave it unexplained. —– Where were you when it happened? For me, it was the classroom.  I was in 5th grade when the Twin Towers were attacked.  The school day had just begun when the first plane hit, ... Read More »

Religious Discrimination at Work

Religious discrimination in the workplace

She didn’t know that the $20 scarf she wrapped around her head that morning would result in a $25,000 lawsuit . She walked into the job interview for Morningside House of Ellicott City: a confident, well educated professional. Excited, about to graduate from nursing school and after spending years caring for other’s children as a childcare worker, she was starting a new chapter of her life. A heartfelt prayer to Allah mumbled under her breath and she opened the door. Read More »

We Are All Slaves of Allah

tumblr_m1ttuf8sIV1qzxe0uo1_1280

Once, while in class at college, an Arab girl I was sitting next to said quite loudly to another, “Hey, give this paper to the 'abdah” referring to a black girl in the class. I wondered if she was even aware of what she was saying in English. Did she think that 'abdah translates to “black girl” and never thought ... Read More »

Scroll To Top