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“The adults were as gratified by Peg and Cat’s adventure as my daughter was,” Roumani writes. “One friend was almost in tears. I couldn’t stop smiling. It was a sweet, simple expression of what Eid al-Adha means to us, on kids’ TV, as a matter of course. Such a moment of complete cultural acceptance is something Muslims don’t experience too often these days.”
[tweetthis]Such a moment of complete cultural acceptance is something Muslims don’t experience too often these days,” Rhonda Roumani writes about Peg+Cat’s Eid Mubarak episode.[/tweetthis]
“She was black, he was white, and that was a crime in Virginia and 23 other states,” journalist, Steve Hendrix writes. “They were arrested, convicted and banished from their home state. But their legal fight led to the 1967 landmark Supreme Court ruling in Loving v. Virginia that ended miscegenation laws in the 16 states where they were still on the books.”
[tweetthis]The Washington Post honors the Lovings, the duo that dared to become felons when they got married in Virginia in 1958, by writing about five mixed-race couples living in Virginia today[/tweetthis]
Elle editor Estelle Tang writes about the “glorious list of tunes” that Elle Magazine gathered so “that you can blast while defying anyone who thinks that calling a woman ‘nasty’ is a suave political move.”
The list was in part of a massive response (ie. merchandise and meme explosion) to Donald Trump muttering that Hillary Clinton was “such a nasty woman” during the final presidential debate. Elle’s playlist includes Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” and more.
National Geographic’s Simon Worrall writes about Jerry Brotton‘s new book The Sultan and the Queen, which explored the little known history of English-Muslim alliances. Worrall writes that in the book Brotton “explains why Elizabeth believed Islam and Protestantism had more in common with each other than with Catholicism and how this cultural exchange may have inspired Shakespeare’s plays and turned the queen’s teeth black.”
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This list was curated by Kaitlin Montgomery, altM News Editor