#Repost @naimabrobert ・・・
I am still reeling from the news of the killing of another Black man in the US. #stephonclark was shot in his backyard 20 times.
For the crime of being a Black man in the United States.
It is beyond imagining.
And then the reaction from the community when it emerged that he was a Muslim.
All of a sudden, the community cares. All of a sudden, the community is outraged. All of a sudden, we can be bothered to call for justice.
What is this?
Seriously, what is this?
As a community, we have a lot of learning to do, a lot of listening, a lot of rectifying, a lot of healing.
This week's podcast interview with entrepreneur @ameenah_diggins is a good starting point.
Consider this quote:
“So many of our children have stories of being ‘the black person at the Muslim school’
and, from a child’s perspective, terrorised. It’s heart wrenching to see your child go through
that and for them to say, “The only people who have bullied me have been Muslim, the
only people who have ostracised me have been Muslim. And that is a conversation that
nobody really wants to have but it really needs to be addressed. It is damaging the ummah." Listen to this episode now via the link at @muslimcontribution