Responding to Hijab “Costume”

Last week, several major news outlets in Minnesota reported St. Paul police officers dressed as Somali women wearing hijab (I’ve included links here from Minnesota Public Radio; the stories also received coverage in local newspapers The Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press). Pictures of the police officers were found on Twitter and initiated a strong response by local activists.The first image reported by outlets showed an off-duty St. Paul officer wearing a hijab with a cell phone tucked … [Read more...]