Tag Archives: Islamophobia

Loving America in the Age of Trump

Every Fourth of July, I reflect on what I love about our country. This is more important than ever in the presidency of Donald Trump. With the increase in political polarization in this country, and with Trump making personal attacks … Continue reading

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Protecting the Freedom of Speech of Those We Disagree With

In the past few months, one of the things that has given me hope during the first few weeks of the Trump administration is the passion of people who are engaging in protests and political rallies. There is a renewed … Continue reading

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Former White Supremacists Helping People Leave Hate Groups

One of the greatest worries that I have in the past 2 years is the rising incidents of racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia and the anti-immigrant harassment around the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center has recently reported that the number … Continue reading

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A Women’s Day March in San Jose, California – January 21, 2017

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, my niece and I participated in the Women’s Day March in San Jose, California. I had never been to a political march that was so large. We wandered around and really enjoyed reading all the … Continue reading

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Looking to the New Year

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect. On a personal level, the year has had it’s good moments and it’s had it’s bad moments. The good moments outnumber the bad and I have several fond … Continue reading

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Defending the Muslim American and Immigrant Communities

One of the things that we as Americans have a responsibility to do is to protect vulnerable communities who might be threatened by the actions of a Trump administration. As a country, we are founded on the principle of majority … Continue reading

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When Democrats Should Work With Trump and When We Should Fight

For the past two weeks I’ve been reading various articles to try to figure out what to do now that Donald Trump is President. How do I oppose Trump within the bounds of our American democratic republic and while maintaining … Continue reading

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