It’s Holocaust Memorial Day. Millions of Poles (including my family), Jews, LGBTQ, scientists, black, and disabled humans were slaughtered. Murdered by fascist wrecks of humanity. If you ever read the Diary of Anne Frank and said “I would have stopped it”, this is your time. Need help deciding what to do? Call your representatives, demonstrate, … More It’s OUR time.
Syrian refugees coming to the United States face a lot of problems, but one of the biggest problems faced by those settling in Metro-Detroit is that they don’t have cars. We have virtually no public transportation, and we’ve really developed around the nickname “Motor City”. Nearly everyone in Detroit and Metro-Detroit owns their own car … More Syrian Refugee Stories #3
The Syrians who are granted refugee status in the U.S. don’t come here and magically have homes. Most of the Syrians that arrive in the Metro-Detroit area are being processed through Jordan, and are given a small stipend to offset costs they’ll face upon their arrival to the U.S. These stipends should be able … More Syrian Refugee Stories #2
I spent another day dropping items and visiting with new Syrian families. I want to tell you some of their stories when I see them. One of the families just arrived 5 days ago – a couple and their five kids. They’re 9-17 years old. They were by far the most cheerful family I’ve seen … More Syrian Refugee Stories #1
Salaam, peace, hello! I may have taken a surprise hiatus, but insha’Allah I’m back in business. New car, new job, and plenty of new thoughts (but I’ll really try to keep politics out of it, we’re all a bit tired of that, right?). Alhamdulillah. I’ll just drop this brand-new comic strip series based on a … More I’m back…
Trump. He didn’t even insinuate it, he directly stated that Muslim women can’t speak for themselves. He said that we have no voice, and aren’t permitted to. Sure, some cultures have forgotten the historically strong voices of Muslim women (are we forgetting the female politicians in Muslims countries, founders of universities, etc…?), but Muslim women … More #CanYouHearUsNow?
Hi, I’m a white woman. I grew up in a suburban, middle class, Christian, second generation college educated, two-parent family. I’m straight, cis-gendered, and able bodied. Do you know what that means? I’m basically the epitome of privilege. Intersectionality reigns, and I do have some things like being a covered Muslim, woman, and now working … More BLM: A Reflection of Privilege
Donald Trump teaches hatred, misogyny, and racism. That’s what I said. But you said, Donald Trump doesn’t represent all Republicans. That’s what I said, when you associated me with ISIS. You’re misconstruing what he said! That’s what I said, when you said my holy book was evil. Conservatives need to publicly denounce the wrongful things … More That’s what I said…
Assalaamu alaikum – peace be upon you all. There is always talk about racism and discrimination, and these talks peak during election seasons when certain candidates use fear as a sword to strike fear into people (and thus encouraging them to vote). I’m not even talking about THIS election cycle, it happens during every one. … More Dabbling in Discrimination
December 7, 1941. Japan attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor, triggering a massive response. This picture came to me unsourced in an email. The United States joined WWII, and by Spring of 1942, over 127,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps and being collectively labeled as “the enemy”. To compound this regretful act, the … More Do We Ever Learn?