Catholics. Jews. Mormons. Sikhs. Hindus. Muslims.
All of these religions have faced documented discrimination here in the United States and I am both deeply saddened and angry to see the same rhetoric being launched today under the veil of human rights issues. Sound bites and cherry-picking leaves little room for the complexities that vastly shape our lives.
I have fear about tomorrow, when over twenty cities nationwide will lead protests called the March Against Sharia, March for Human Rights. My fear is that this march arose out of white supremacist thinking, based on the Eurocentric lens in which most of our U.S. history is written, swallowed, and regurgitated without critically being analyzed.