Another View on Headscarves and Islam By Asra Q. Nomani and Hala Arafa, the Washington Post

“Please do this instead: Do not wear a headscarf in “solidarity” with the ideology that most silences us, equating our bodies with “honor.” Stand with us instead with moral courage against the ideology of Islamism that demands we cover our hair.” Asra Q. Nomani and Hala Arafa

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/21/as-muslim-women-we-actually-ask-you-not-to-wear-the-hijab-in-the-name-of-interfaith-solidarity/

“Dear Justice Scalia: Here’s what I learned as a black student struggling at an elite college” By Afi-Odelia Scruggs

“The mismatch argument is flawed because it assumes under-prepared black students will opt to fail instead of push to succeed. Ultimately, I wonder what proponents are actually trying to protect: a system that includes black students who are like I was, or a status quo that keeps them out?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/12/11/dear-justice-scalia-heres-what-i-learned-as-a-black-student-struggling-at-an-elite-college/

Aversive Racism: “I don’t trust white people, even the liberals, and science backs me up.” Makini King

“Most Whites don’t want to be racist and this is a great thing, however, most Whites have trouble accepting that they do racist things, which prevents them from doing anything about them.”

https://thsppl.com/i-don-t-trust-white-people-even-the-liberal-ones-and-science-backs-me-up-18dc718bcc4b#.zeegufxrn

“How a Blond American Kid Became a Huge Star In Saudi Arabia” Washington Post

December 16
 “Say the name Joshua Van Alstine in Saudi Arabia and the likely response is a blank stare.

But mention his Web-born persona, Abu Muteb, and chances are good that you will get a knowing nod or a wry smile for the baby-faced American military brat. He slings Saudi­accented Arabic, wears traditional Arabian robes, mixes comedy and commentary, and may be one of the Arab world’s most improbable celebrities.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/how-a-blond-american-kid-became-a-huge-star-in-saudi-arabia/2015/12/15/9d614a36-a2bf-11e5-8318-bd8caed8c588_story.html?tid=sm_fb