Persisting in the face of structural racism and Islamophobia

America’s history is riddled with structural racism that has persisted until the present day. Although segregation is no longer legally enforced, it is embedded in the country’s fabric in ways that adversely affect black Americans in all aspects of life. Black Muslims in America live at the intersection of racism and islamophobia, and often experience … Continue reading Persisting in the face of structural racism and Islamophobia

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