so, I have a chemistry teacher who always calls me and my friends (who are all black, as I am) “the sisters” every time he sees us coming. He assumes that we are related because we’re black and we all have braids. It’s been going on for a while now, and i’m so sick and tired of it. I don’t assume…
Personally I think the way people are reacting on Aaron McGruder not being involved is a bit of an overreaction
now I could very possibly just naive but I feel like Mcgruder being the only one leaving isn’t going to change the show completely. And he only wasn’t involved because they couldn’t work out a schedule that fit with him because he’s also working on other projects.
I feel like the people staying on the show have enough of a respect for the show for its integrity to stay intact even with Aaron McGruder not being there. From what I know, the writers are the same, producers with the exception of McGruder are the same, actors are the same, animators are the same, I think the show is in good hands
there wasn’t any bad blood involved with Aaron McGruder not being involved so I don’t think they’re going to change much and I think they still have a respect for what the show is.
But I could be naive and the show could be completely different never the less I’m still gonna watch it next monday so its whatever really
You tell that girl nope.com
No this shit is extremely offensive. As a kid I would have my hijab snatched OFF my head and thrown on the ground. I was teased mercilessly by many of the children I went to school with because they didn’t understand or hadn’t even heard of Islam and the meaning behind covering my head. A boy would torment me and I came home to tell my sister, who ended up fighting him. The bullying from the other children got so bad that my father told us (my two sisters and I) that we could stop wearing them.
When I read this post all I can think about is the hardship I faced all because of my hijab. And some girl thinks it’s pretty and that’s why she wants to wear one. No. She should not ever in life wear one.
They are pretty….
I have this issue all the time.
Personally I wish I could embrace other cultures through dress, but Tumblr has taught me that is Cultural Appropriation so I will not do it.
Its sucks tho
Hijabs are not “cultural” they are religious, hijabs are not “pretty” wearing the hijab is an act of worship. There are Muslim women from all races and cultures who wear the hijab. Honestly I find it flat out disrespectful when people talk about the hijab as if it’s a cute little accessory. It’s not something to try on for a day. It is especially disrespectful given the large amount of prejudice and discrimination women who wear the hijab face.
If we muslims want people to accept our hijab, and yes I wear one too, we should let other people do what they want as well! If she wants to cover her hair, ok, good for her! why tell her no?! If I say hijab is my choice, then it’s her choice as well, whatever the reason might me.
I’m a little ashamed to see muslims react this way… If you want to be able to wear what you want, others should be too.
Honestly you are on your own. I definitely disagree with you, no one is saying non Muslim women can’t cover their hair that would be ludicrous, women have been covering their hair across the globe for literally thousands of years. The hijab is something that is specific to Islam and it’s not an accessory, if you’re not Muslim you shouldn’t be wearing a hijab period. It’s just plain disrespectful to take something that has a deep spiritual meaning and just decontextualise it because you think it “looks pretty”. This has nothing to do with race or ethnicity it is a matter of religion. You can cover your hair with a scarf if you like, heck on the catholic side of my family my grandmother regularly covers her hair with a headwrap because she gets cold in the winter, that is not a hijab. If you want to let your non Muslim friends run around in hijabs whenever they feel like it that’s up to you, but my opinion is not going to change.
Honestly reading this was painful and I hope you unpick your internalised racism. I feel for you.
It doesn’t really make that much sense to me why somebody would hate for a white person to convert to Islam. Islam isn’t a race specific religion, anyone can convert. A Muslim is one who submits their will to do the will of Allah.
I don’t see why it would be hated. A good chunk of Eastern Europe is muslim.
This is what I thought. Like in Turkey. I can’t remember exactly what the article said but they wrote how they didn’t like white people wearing hijabs. And as aforementioned in the response, I didn’t think Islam was race specific?
There’s this documentary called (un)veiled, it’s not about this topic but about Muslim women wearing hijabs, and there’s the most annoying white woman who is from the states and converted to Islam in adulthood (fine to do imo) then goes to Dubai and rants and raves for her and other Muslim women’s right to wear a hijab. White Muslim women speaking for brown Muslim women is the problem in my opinion, because a white woman wearing a hijab looks very different in this society from a brown woman wearing a hijab. It’s the same as white feminists fighting against Muslim women covering up, and taking the voices away from the Muslim woc. Anyways I rly recommend the documentary, it’s only like an hour and v interesting.
So, wait, the woman kind of pulled a Femen? FML…Yeah but I agree white women trying to speak for WOC is just not right.
Y’all today at the National Guard office this really nice white girl was like “you’re going to age gracefully.” I was like “well, I’m lighter skinned so I don’t know.” And she was like “nope, you’ll still age gracefully. I’m going to age like a prune.”
Lmfao I felt so bad for her.