Category: Family & Teens

Edward Said On Orientalism

“Orientalism hit the right note at the most momentous occasion when the postcolonial world at large most needed it – when the condition of coloniality needed a thematic and theoretical decoupling from the framing of capitalist modernity at large.”…more: aljazeera
…”Orientalism” as a critical concept to describe the West’s commonly contemptuous depiction and portrayal of “The East..more:wikipedia

Two decades after 9/11, Muslim Americans still fighting bias

… A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!”

It was 2001, mere weeks after the twin towers at the World Trade Center fell, and 10-year-old Shahana Hanif and her younger sister were walking to the local mosque from their Brooklyn home.

Unsure, afraid, the girls ran.

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