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Rad Reads!

July 14, 2017

The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Communities of Color

This article enumerates all the dangers mass incarceration has on communities of color, as well as society as a whole, form an impartial third-party view. It acknowledges both sides of the argument, while pointing out that certain aspects of our society can be avoided. An extremely helpful read for those new to this issue and aren't afraid of length. 

July 14, 2017

Race and the Drug War

This chilling article, paired with a video by rapper Jay-Z, illustrates the perils and the failures of the Drug War, and the crippling effects the law enforcement has on communities of color. 

June 20, 2017

John Trumbull: Art and Politics During the American Revolution

A bit of a historical article as a change of pace. This article, I think, truly showcases the ability of art to transcend time. 

April 17, 2017

America's Melting Pot is Boiling Brown People to Death

A thought-provoking, personal, and very real story about the flipside of America's "melting pot" concept. Also the primary inspiration for the Who Are Muslims Speaking For? blog post. 

April 09, 2017

The First All-Female Orchestra in Afghanistan Launched!

If you have a Facebook, this UpWorthy video is definitely worth the watch. It describes how a group of 30 girls are working against the oppressive regime imposed by the Taliban on women-- through music. 

April 09, 2017

Metro Detroit Muslim Women Shatter Hijab Stereotypes

The hijab has been undoubtedly one of the most controversial aspects of Islam. The women of Detroit are working hard to shatter these stigmas, and they're working! If you're a feminist and want to learn more about the hijab and it's importance, as well as some of the pioneers in one of the most Muslim-concentrated cities in America, read this article. 

April 06, 2017

An Effort to Foster Tolerance in Religion

In anticipation for his speech at my school tomorrow, I thought it appropriate to give a little background information on the founder of the InterFaith Youth Core, Eboo Patel. 

April 03, 2017

Your Muslim And Sikh Neighbors Need You Now More Than Ever

This article describes the immediate and life-altering effects of Trumps presidency on Muslims and Sikhs alike-- and describes the fast-forming solidarity between the two cultures. It describes how best to move on with your life productively after this hardship, and how to best provide support for your Muslim and Sikh friends, colleagues, peers, or just acquaintances. 

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