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.
ITT Staff Picks:
A Neverending Quest for Sovereignty, Shamira Ibrahim’s essay on identity for The Root.
How Ilhan Omar’s intersecting identities makes her a target, via The Intercept.
The first-ever hijabi to land a major modeling contract is a black refugee woman, from Paper Magazine.
This episode was mixed by Jeanne Montalvo.