once again #IStandWithLinda

“building bridges” by constantly having to apologize, self-censor and adopt the language of the oppressor to frame one’s reality might solidify one’s status as a bonafide uncle tom (or uncle taj) but it will never lead to true equality. we all know what Linda Sarsour meant by jihad and the social justice context in which she used it in her speech. that she can be attacked for simply using islamic vernacular is a sign of the times. we need to push back against such containment of what muslims are allowed to say, not cower in fear and keep our heads down. that’s what we’ve been doing for the most part since 9/11. look where it got us. #IStandWithLinda