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Major life lesson- My eyes are opened to subtleties of racism

By Katrisha Milligan  Today (World Hijab Day) was a beautiful day. I am so grateful for the opportunity to walk a mile in someone else’s life, even for just one day. There are very few people that are indifferent to the hijab and I experienced both sides today. Major life lesson- My eyes are opened to subtleties of racism. In …

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Discrimination: When and Where Will It End?

By: Fatima Javed In a country as large as the United States, there are always people around of different ages, backgrounds, and religions even in the workplace. Sometimes it’s less obvious as to what a person’s religion is, but other times it’s as clear as day. The most obvious is seeing a Muslim women wearing a hijab (head-covering)  or abayah …

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My war against prejudice

By Veruska Mesquita (Brazil)  I have converted to Islam only recently . The first thing I decided was to observe my veil. I have faced a lot of discrimination because of it. I have lost my job and heard many bad things. I have been called out disparaging names  like “bomb woman” and a “terrorist.” I have always replied with a …

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