Dearborn, Michigan

Michigan families decorate their homes with lights so that even as they can't meet, Ramadan's festive spirit brightens their neighborhoods.
The Catholic high school in Dearborn, Michigan, initially said teachers would hand out the ponchos at prom if female students did not wear an appropriate dress.
With a large population of Muslim and Arab Americans, Dearborn has the most per capita residents on a shadowy and unaccountable watchlist. It is nearly impossible to find out if you’re on it, let alone get your name off.
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When one looks at the state of our country where fascism and Nazism is on the rise, it is easy to forget that there are pockets of hope.
They want politicians to "build schools, not walls."
Another week, another Islamophobic assertion from the Republican presidential race. So, here's my message to Teddy-boy: The only protection Dearborn needs is protection from politicians like you! Dearborn is a model America should be following, not fearing.
What would it look like if the rest of America followed Dearborn's example? What if, instead of trying to make Dearborn like the rest of America, the rest of America looked like Dearborn?
Race is a national, indeed, human paradox of shocking volatility. Its reality is far more sociopolitical than it is scientific and objective -- "in the blood" -- and to disturb this paradox, as Dolezal did, is to activate a national fault line that sets everything shaking.
Please, don't listen to Rush Limbaugh or the guy who made this video. Dearborn's a diverse, wonderful city. Dearborn is what the rest of the world would look like if people learned how to get along.
It's all too predictable that some Muslims, as tragically disturbed and misguided as alleged Chapel Hill killer Craig Stephen Hicks seemingly is, will take matters into their own hands. That's one thing I'm afraid of. But I'm also afraid of the opposite -- that Muslim communities around the US will be terrorized into cowering timidity.