Michigan in Color

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In Reel Bad Arabs, Dr. Jack Shaheen explored the portrayals of Arab and Muslim characters in film. After analyzing a thousand different films from 1896 to 2000, he found that 12 films had positive depictions of Arabs and Muslims, 52 neutral, and 936 negative.

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For years, Cosmopolitan has been the biggest female-focused millennial brand in the world, influencing and shaping the lifestyles of women.

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Amidst the chaos of the world, I looked up to the sky and witnessed a flock of birds carelessly soaring. To them it was just another day. The outbreak of a virus, cancellation of classes, disruption of routine meant nothing to the birds as they remained unfazed.

Sacrifice

In the wake of the video of the student government president making anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab comments, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be Palestinian;

As Arabic letters float at the tips of my fingers, I am reminded of the journey it took me to love my native language

Learning a new language is like entering a different dimension. A limitless universe in which one can see past socially constructed concepts like race, gender and the hierarchy of languages.

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Editor's note: The author’s name was omitted to protect their identity.

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We often cross paths but do not speak I do not know him, but understand my brother is not my enemy I do not know of his pain, but simply know that it exists So we nod 

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I waded in the ocean as a prayer to wash my soul clean.

I honored the idea that salt might stick to my wounds, might mend the flesh, let me be holy. 

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Que dios te bendiga. May God bless you.

 

A woman walks on a street in Macau, China wearing a protective mask during coronavirus outbreak

Here I am, cooking in my apartment’s kitchen. My heart beats joyfully with the rhythm of stirring. My boyfriend slurps the rib soup to check if it’s ready. Wait, why did you start eating?

It’s New Year’s Eve.