San Bernardino Shooting Fuels Islamophobic Attacks: UCLA’s Response

Fourteen people were killed and 22 were injured during the shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino on December 2nd. The two shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, identified as Muslims, which fueled a lot of anti-Muslim hate. Since the shooting, hate crimes against Muslims across America have been rising. Republican presidential…

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This is to all the strong women inhabiting my memory: to mothers who whispered lullabies to their daughters about how they should grow up to be storytellers and tell about lost histories who closed their eyes and held tiny soft hands outstretched and drew geometric lines, solved equations with permanent ink and dreamt about routes…

Why it Simply Sucks to be a Bosnian in a Western Muslim Community: Genocide, Rape, and Approaching Community Politics

February 16,  21 years after the independence of Bosnia in the bloody genocide where Chetnik Serbs slaughtered women, men, and children for the sake of the “Greater Serbia,” the first Bosnian was registered as a Bosnian. The number of tweets about this: not enough to make it trending or show up. Number of Facebook posts…