Now Serving, Kabob with a Side of European Racism

First the Niqab, now European politicians, like Robert Menard, are wanting to ban kabobs. Since entering politics, his rhetoric has been full of anti-immigrant and Islamophobic hate speech. The anti-kabob hate speech started in November of 2015 when Menard ranted against kabob restaurants in his city, on French television. Menard has been the mayor of BeziersContinue reading “Now Serving, Kabob with a Side of European Racism”

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 theContinue reading “Love Story from the Underground Railroad”

What Do I Look Like to You?

Though I am an American born convert to Islam, a lot of people still ask me what my ethnicity is or where I came from. With my choice to wear the headscarf, it is obvious that I look Muslim but they still cannot tell what my ethnicity is. Non-Muslims assume that I am not fromContinue reading “What Do I Look Like to You?”