Trump’s actions and rhetoric threatened to crush my spirit, but Muslim Girl excellence in Pittsburgh persists
It was the winter of 1998. I was 6. I don’t have a particularly vivid memory of that year but I can remember one morning of the first grade exceptionally well. I had stepped off the school bus and trotted into school, my mind filled with memories from the day before, like my mom’s warm smile as she chided me to move away from the furniture with my henna-soaked hands.
Imagine a world without hate, an America where people of different races and religions trust one another, respect each other and care for one another, like good neighbors and friends. That’s not the world we live in. This video is about today’s America, where fear and hate can overshadow the good.
“When we came to this country, we were promised that the killing was over. We were promised that this country that will accept you — no matter what religion, what race or where you are — and keep you safe.”