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Hyper Visible and Invisible

Since Ilhan Omar was elected to Congress, she’s faced consistent attacks from the GOP and Donald Trump, even as far as the president telling her and three other Congresswomen to “go back to their country.” These attacks illustrate the greater struggle of being a black Muslim woman in this country today. Maria and Julio are joined by Shamira Ibrahim, culture writer on race, identity, and politics, and Margari Hill, co-founder and executive director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, to discuss how these intersecting identities lead to anti-blackness both within the Muslim community and in the U.S. at large.

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This episode was mixed by Jeanne Montalvo.