Archive | Racism

29 June 2017 ~ 1 Comment

Who Is Banned from the U.S. this Week?

Update: Grandparents are no longer banned. Reuters has published a leaked State Department cable outlining who cannot get a visa to the U.S. under the new Muslim ban. In particular, refugee admission from the six countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) has been suspended for the next 120 days. “Close family” has been […]

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29 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Resisting the #MuslimBan

Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday, purporting to suspend the U.S. refugee resettlement program for 120 days, with certain exceptions; suspend the admission of Syrian refugees for an undefined period; and suspend entry of lawful permanent residents, refugees, and non-immigrants, such as visitors and students, from certain Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, […]

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11 December 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Is It Too Soon for ‘I Just Look Like a Terrorist’ T-shirts?

Coming of age in a post-9-11 America was an eye-opening experience that I have no intention of reliving in my 30s. And yet, the hatred against Muslim, and perceived Muslims, has reached another level altogether (again), from┬áRepublican governors opposing Syrian refugees to Donald Trump’s ridiculous call to end all Muslim immigration. And now the U.S. […]

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31 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pretextual Airport Stops

  Recently, while traveling from Washington D.C. to sunny Florida, Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) sent me to secondary inspection at the airport. Apparently, my bag had an object that they could not identify. They asked me to identify the object on the screen and I was baffled. It was deep in my 50 gallon […]

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25 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

#BlackLivesMatter

The system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect. – W.E.B. Dubois Marissa Alexander will spend more time in prison for not killing anyone than the person who shot an unarmed, young, black man, Michael Brown. The grand jury failed to indict anyone, much less Darren Wilson. When does that ever happen? That […]

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