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“Often when I tell people that I’m Black, it becomes this kind of ethnicity hunt, like ‘Okay what is your mom? What is your dad? What are your grandparents? What are your great grandparents?’ At some point, I just have to cut the conversation off ‘Really? I’ve explained what I am. Let it go. I’m Black. I’m Muslim if the scarf is the thing that’s throwing you off.’”

Sumaya
Atlanta, Georgia
Black-American Muslim

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