A Few who Got It
All was not bleak in the comments section of Asha’s post. Some NBPoC Muslims posted answers acknowledging problems with racism and colorism in Muslim communities and/or at least admitted that they were not the were not the ones with the solutions.
An important thing I gleaned from reading the comments on Asha’s post is that despite some dysfunctional proclivities towards external and internalized anti-Black rhetoric tearassing[i] through American Muslim communities, there is potential for some productive exchange of thoughts and ideas that may help make things better. The conversation continues on Facebook.
[i] Watch how people get madder at my use of this word than the actual issue of anti-Blackness and intra-ethnic bias.