Tag: civil rights

You Will Never Believe What Happened To Me At Sephora Because I am A Hijabi Muslim

I was recently at a Sephora where I was treated in a disrespectful manner and ignored because I am a visible hijabi Muslim. (This happened to me the last time that I was at the store as well but I did not say anything.) I live in the Deep South and I am used to

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Why Immigrants Should Reconsider Coming to Florida Right Now

I am writing this to inform you of the reality that is taking place in the United States. I am not writing this article in hopes to scare anyone or invoke fear. ICE and this current administration are the only ones invoking fear. I am writing this article because I wholeheartedly believe that Florida is

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Love Story from the Underground Railroad

My name is Kaya Gravitter. I am the great-great-great granddaughter of a love story that comes from a dark time in the United States history.My great-great-great grandfather was a slave. He was forced here from the shores of West Africa, in the Atlantic Slave Trade. My great-great-great grandmother was a Native Indian of the the

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Being Black and Muslim in the U.S.

This article is to teach you about the Black Muslim experience. One thing I see happening in the world is too much racism. People are hated for their race, religion, etc. Some of the worst racism I have seen is aimed towards our Black brothers and sisters. This should be unacceptable to all humans and

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What to expect when becoming a Hijabi in the West

I felt shy and scared to embrace my religion after converting. It was easy to hide my religion from friends and family, until I started to wear hijab. To other it’s now obvious the religion I practice. Until I started wearing hijab in 2015, I didn’t understand oppression either. Not oppression by a man, by

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Stop Using the Muslim Convert Stereotype

I, and many other Muslim Reverts are apart of this stigma and this stereotype among Muslims and non-Muslims. We are disliked by Muslims and Non-Muslims. We struggle fitting in with our families, old friends, and our now new Muslim brothers and sisters. I did not want to write this article but I feel I have

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