I apologize for the inaccurate usage of the word “race” and I have made a correction to the post. Sometimes, I become passionate and I make mistakes.
I know Muslim Appreciation Month was a hoax, but that wasn’t my main point. I think I’ve found a great way to “reciprocate” in my own way. I’m going to flood my FB newsfeed with beautiful, positive aspects of Muslims. The negativity upsets me because I work with someone who identifies as Muslim and he’s the sweetest, most soft-spoken person in the world. Anybody who has taken a cultural anthropology course knows how unfair and unreasonable it is to make sweeping generalizations about groups of people OR hateful remarks about their religious practices. I used to do it myself, but I grew from it and I overcame it. I’d like to extend the same learning experience to others.