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Bigly Fears

Last November, my journal was filled with pages blank from neglect. Donald Trump had just won the presidential election, and although writing often paves a way to truth for me, this time, I could manage only one sentence: I’m scared.      I’m scared had hummed over the last two decades of my life: I had…

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An Index of Small Stings

All-Girls I am visiting the all-girls boarding home outside of Guadalajara, Mexico where I’d once spent two years volunteering. Located at the end of a bumpy, cobblestone street in a town whose name literally translates to Farm City, this internado has no internet or cable, its only television stationed on a rolling…

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‘Latino USA’ talks about the complexities of being Muslim and Latino

In December Latino USA reporters Maryam Jameel and Michael Simon Johnson took a look at the fastest growing group in Islam in the United States—Latinos. Jameel and Johnson disucss the difficulties that come with being part of two groups that face continuous scrutiny for vastly different reasons. Latino USA’s episode “Muslim & Latino” focuses on the “history of Islam…

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