It’s Not Safe to Wear My Hijab Now That Trump Will Be President


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November 15, 2016

Hey America, today is National Philanthropy Dayhave you given back? After all, there has never been a better time to support your favorite causes. Can’t afford to give? You can still use your spending power to boycott organizations you feel contribute to hate (and, if you want to keep “terrifying manSteve Bannon from getting your money, that might include forgoing Seinfeld reruns). Remember,even resistance can be a form of philanthropy. In other news, this crowdsourcing app wants to be an alternative to the police; we remember journalism legend Gwen Ifill; this woke syllabus will help you feel more empowered; some Americans are not sticking around the U.S. to see what happens next; and President Trump could spell trouble for the Supreme Court—for generations to come. But you know what? The world just experienced a beautiful supermoon; research says more sleep equals more $$ (so try not to lose any more sleep over the election); music apps can heal you; kids have won the right to sue the government over climate change; and “dry farming” could save the world. And we could certainly use some saving right about now. —Laura Feinstein


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Immediately after Donald Trump was elected president, I decided to stop wearing my hijab. Despite facing constant Islamophobia over the 12 years I’ve worn a headscarf in America, nothing had ever compelled me to remove it before.

Until Election Day.

America’s next president is someone who’s openly targeted people like me by calling for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and suggesting we carry ID cards. For these reasons, I no longer feel safe at home.

But three days after Trump won the presidency, I was determined to get over my fear, and wore a blue flower-patterned hijab to my doctor’s appointment at a Miami hospital. As soon as I sat down in the waiting room, an older white man one seat away began staring at me. His penetrating eyes made me uncomfortable, but I continued to sit in silence.

Five minutes later, the man took out a pocket knife, opened it, and set it down on the empty seat between us. Terrified, I froze in place, just waiting to be stabbed. Read more.


Who says conservation has to be boring? Next month, artist Doug Aitken’s “Underwater Pavilions” will bring large-scale aquatic installations to the Southern California coast. The project is meant to bring awareness to the living ocean ecosystem, and consists of three suspended sculptures that swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers can mingle with.


Tonight, tune into AMERICA with Jorge Ramos on the Fusion Network at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT for an interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on what a Trump presidency means for women in office, on-the-ground reports from Mosul, Iraq, and much more.


Believe computer science should be more accessible and inclusive for all? We definitely do. That’s why we’ve partnered with General Assembly, The Webby Awards, and Black Girls CODE to tell our elected officials to champion computer science literacycommitting $1 to Black Girls CODE for every person who joins us in pledging to expand education opportunities for the underrepresented. So why not join in?


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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