A few months ago, if anyone had told me I would be attending a liberal led protest, I would have laughed in his or her face. But because of a recent executive order, what I once thought was unlikely became a reality. Last Sunday, thousands gathered in airlines across the country to protest president Trump’s […]
More childish than the medium, however, are the messages themselves, which were clearly calculated to be provocative rather than representative of real beliefs. Indeed, the individuals that have been seen around campus sporting “Make America Great Again” hats also happen to be those contributing least to any meaningful dialogue.
On January 25, Sharing Stories, Building Allyhood: Student Voices Against Islamophobia, an event devoted to student experiences with Islamophobia, packed the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union. Yet at least some of what was shared might be better characterized as “celebrating victimhood” than combating Islamophobia defined as a hatred of Muslims and Islam.