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

Khadijah Rotimi: The politics of growing up as a Nigerian Pakistani girl

Being a mixed raced Muslim woman whose faith is automatically recognised by my choice to cover and wear the hijab, I feel like a melting pot of different identities, cultures and customs. I am half Nigerian and half Pakistani so I have two strong cultures and I don’t fit into the standard definition of being … Continue reading Khadijah Rotimi: The politics of growing up as a Nigerian Pakistani girl