Black American Muslims
As the world reflected on the life of Muhammad Ali the week after his death, several meaningful emotions surfaced for me
While the absence of Black Muslim voices in political advocacy and interfaith organizing is notable, the most visible areas where Black American Muslims are missing is in media representation. Groups working in the field must take into account the ways in which their anti-islamophobia work alienates Black American Muslims.
What the black American Islamophobe needs to realize is that the anti-Muslim bias is not a means to full citizenship. It is just the newest boogey man deployed to distract us from demanding equitable change for all Americans.
"It draws people's attention away from the hysterics and back to the history of who we are in this country ... a remembrance