Abu Kwanza: The downplay of anti-blackness within the Muslim community

Unconscious bias, a subject in psychological studies where people associate negative things with blackness and positive things with whiteness, is a concept that has been well documented. The nature of this perception is demonstrated by a controversial advertisement developed for Benetton. The ad entailed a black man and a white man handcuffed together. The fashion … Continue reading Abu Kwanza: The downplay of anti-blackness within the Muslim community

An Interview with Sadiyah Sabree: On Identity and Race

BMF caught up with LSE and Columbia graduate Sadiyah Sabree on racial politics, travel and navigating through life as a black Muslim woman. Identity Where are you from town/city/country? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA What does your name mean? My name means fortunate in Arabic. I was named after Halima Sa’diyah, the wet nurse who took care of Prophet … Continue reading An Interview with Sadiyah Sabree: On Identity and Race