Feb. 20: #NotYourDiversityPhoto

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot.

1. First Ever Muslim-Friendly ‘Modest’ Fashion Week Held In London

2. New Yorkers rally to say ‘Today I am a Muslim, too’

CNN’s senior writer Eliott C. McLaughlin writes, “New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul’s calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them.

The demonstrators — many of them hoisting placards featuring a woman in an American flag hijab with the caption “we the people are greater than fear” — gathered at one of the world’s most famous public places to denounce what they see as threats and pressure aimed at Muslim communities.
The rally, dubbed ‘Today I am a Muslim Too,‘ was billed on social media as ‘a day of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters in reaction to the vicious attacks by (President Donald Trump).’

3. Resistance In The Time Of Protest Selfies

The Daily Good’s associate editor Tasbeeh Herwees writes, “While at a protest at Los Angeles International Airport against President Trump’s Muslim ban, I watched as a white woman approached two Muslim women in headscarves. She carried with her Shepard Fairey’s now-inescapable American hijab poster—which depicts a Muslim woman wearing an American flag print headscarf—and plastered on her face was the kind of expectant smile I’d come to recognize from well-meaning, but misguided, white non-Muslims. I couldn’t hear what she was saying, but I already knew what she wanted: a photo with the Muslim women while holding the poster. They posed patiently, their smiles strained, for what would surely become her protest Instagram or Facebook photo.”

4. Why Do S0 Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades Of Denial About America’s Role In The World.

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. The bodies of at least another 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during a truce, raising to over 900 the overall death toll of Israel’s onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz writes, “There’s been lots of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue to support it.

What surprises me about the poll results isn’t that lots of Americans like the ban — but that so many Americans don’t. Regular people have lives to lead and can’t investigate complicated issues in detail. Instead they usually take their cues from leaders they trust. And given what politicians across the U.S. political spectrum say about terrorism, Trump’s executive order makes perfect sense. There are literally no national-level American politicians telling a story that would help ordinary people understand why Trump’s goals are both horrendously counterproductive and morally vile.”

5. Watch Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Walk For Yeezy At NYFW

Halima Aden Via @kinglimma Instagram

The Huffington Post’s trends editor Jenna Amatulli writes, “The 19-year-old model and Muslim refugee made her New York Fashion Week debut and walked Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 fashion show on Wednesday, wearing a black hijab with a golden fur coat and black pointed boots.

IMG Models, who now represents Aden, tweeted a video of the model strutting down the catwalk and one thing’s for sure: the Somali-American is a natural on the runway.”


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This list was curated by Kaitlin Montgomery, altM News Editor

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