Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

Land, homes, lives, clothes, scarves, sandals, notebooks, calendars, toys, food, water, safety, happiness, and family: all snatched by the greedy and merciless hands of the Houthis and Yemeni government. The death toll in Yemen has far surpassed 10,000 civilians — a result of the ongoing two-and-a-half year civil war that is ravaging the country. That … Continue reading

“Shero”: First Hijab-Wearing Barbie

In our world today, the hijab is a controversial topic. Many Americans argue that it is oppressive and unpatriotic, while others see it as a reflection of tradition, heritage, and religion. Despite negative opinions, Mattel has decided to make the Barbie family a little more diverse. In 2018, Mattel will be debuting its first hijab-wearing … Continue reading

NAACP Travel Advisory for Black Passengers

In the wake of multiple discriminatory incidents aboard American Airlines flights, the NAACP has released statements warning black passengers highlighting potential threats to their safety and well-being. These incidents have occurred alarmingly often and thus have led the NAACP to allege “a corporate culture of… possible racial bias” on the part of the airline. Reported … Continue reading

I Am Guyanese-Muslim, not Indian

“Are you sure you’re not Indian? What about Hindu? You’re definitely Hindu.” “When do you plan on getting married?” “Why do people wear that red dot on their forehead? Where’s yours?” There is a vast range of stereotypes associated with looking Indian. I say “looking Indian” because I am Guyanese, not Indian (unless you are … Continue reading

Dreaming of an Ideal World

Imagine a world where not a single soul was hurt or affected by the painful words of prejudice; where African Americans could roam the streets, untouched by the discriminatory words of others; where hispanics are not given a label as “illegal” or uneducated;” and where there is no distinction between “us” and “them.” Imagine a world … Continue reading