Tag: matter

7 Books That Helped Me Understand Why Black Lives Matter

Especially good for: People who want to learn about Black leaders of the Civil Right’s Movement beyond Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X is an especially misunderstood figure who is often painted as violent and prejudiced against White people, but this book helps understand all of the nuances of his powerful personality, as well as how he went from  being a disaffected petty criminal to one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most seminal leaders….more:  muslimgirl.net

Why Muslim lives don’t matter?

An Arab and Muslim culprit and white victims would have spurred immediate media attention, write Beydoun and Tonova [AP]Their religion mattered most for US media outlets as well, who lagged to cover the story…

An Arab and Muslim culprit and white victims would have spurred immediate media attention, write Beydoun and Tonova [AP]

Muslims identity trumped, and very likely for Hicks, eclipsed the three victims’ American-ness.

Irrespective of what rallying cries, signs or adapted hashtags proclaim, Muslim lives in America don’t matter. The aftermath of the murder of the three American students in Chapel Hill, and the broader context that spurred it, reconfirms this brutal truth.  MORE:  muslim-lives-don-matter