9/11, bigotry, violence (boost with CW) Show more
hey this year on 9/11, instead of making jokes about a national tragedy maybe people on mastodon could talk about how there was a sharp uptick in violence against Muslims and anyone who "looked" like they could be Muslim and they still feel the effects of it today
cw: descriptions of Islamophobia
Islamophobia is very real and is something no Muslims can't escape. It's something they are expected to weather with "grace" lest they be immediately labeled terrorists. In /2018/ my cousin couldn't even go to an aerobics class without being told to "go home" (she's a white American who converted, tf she gonna go???) and that her "people" (re: Muslims) were killing Americans.
People do this to her when she's with her /children/ even. In FRONT of them.
cw: descriptions of Islamophobia, family
her own oldest child has already learned what "grace" he must have when people spew bigotry to him and his mother. He had leukemia as a toddler and is half white, half Arab. Between the health battles and the experienced racism, he basically didn't even get to have a true childhood and it pisses me off.