Although we fall through the stereotypical cracks, BLACK MUSLIM (hijabi) WOMEN are going to get the most backlash from not only a racist America, but the racist West as a whole. Brexit and Trump’s presidency has revealed the true colours of the white supremacist West.
We are visual representations of everything Trump and his supporters hate. They don’t need to see our immigrant status or hear an accent or ask about our sexuality to hate us. I’m not saying that for oppression Olympics, but WE ARE MOVING TARGETS.
We are going to be the most vulnerable and affected, please don’t brush us over.
When people think of BLACK they think of MEN.
When people think of MUSLIM they think of ARAB.
When people think of WOMEN they think of WHITE.
Be extra supportive and protective of visibly Black Muslim Women. We’re VERY scared.
We’re scared of getting strangled with our hijabs.
We’re scared of being thrown on the train tracks in the subways.
We’re scared of being stabbed.
We’re scared of crossing the road for fear of being run over.
We’re scared of being verbally abused in public and no one standing up for us.
We’re scared of having acid or hot water thrown in our face.
We’re scared of being kicked or spat at.
We’re scared of being harassed and patronized by white feminists for covering.
We’re scared of being humiliated and bullied in the workplaces.
We are scared that our pain will go by unnoticed, not even meriting a blip on the radar.
This isn’t an exaggeration. This isn’t a hyperbole. This is the reality every Muslim girl, especially black Muslims are waking up to in the West.