AltMuslimah and Brown Girl Magazine planned a Twitter conversation called #OwnBrown based on a previous Hashtag called #BrownParts. We hoped to address the issue and engage followers about skin color discrimination and the results were eye opening, sombering, and hopeful. AltMuslimah and Brown Girl Magazine welcomed followers to the event at 3:00…Read More
Abuse is a shame filled subject in our communities that no one wants to address or even admit too. Many people continue to bear the pain in silence and in shame. In early January, Orbala (@qrratugai), AltMuslimah’s Sabina Khan-Ibarra and Asma T. Uddin (@altmuslimah), and Coming of Faith’s Laila Alawa…Read More
The tweet is mightier than the sword.
Social media campaigns by members of minority communities are responding to racism and stereotyping in the media, and getting results.
For instance, last week, Asian American activists launched #CancelColbert in response to an offensive tweet posted by The Colbert Report’s Twitter account. They were hoping to achieve a similar outcome as American Muslims had with Alice in Arabia, an ABC pilot television programme that was cancelled following a Twitter offensive that highlighted the show’s stereotypes of Muslims.Read More