hey this year on 9/11, instead of making jokes about a national tragedy maybe people on mastodon could talk about how there was a sharp uptick in violence against Muslims and anyone who "looked" like they could be Muslim and they still feel the effects of it today

descriptions of Islamophobia 

descriptions of Islamophobia, family 

@Tex i used to make such jokes, till one of my boyfriends told me the fuck off for it (out of the four boys i've dated, three were muslim) and i honestly i'm scared for them every time today comes around.

@Tex this is a forever tragedy, actually. When human beings decide to become HUMANS and drop all differences, maybe then, such issues would never happen again! AH, most importantly, the day we stop considering ourselves better and more important than the other, we'd finally live at peace! #beHuman

@Tex it took years for the Devon neighborhood in Chicago to recover. A lot of people fled to Canada, or back to Pakistan. Nobody talked about it outside of the immediate community. You'd just see another shop boarded up one morning and attendance at the mosque would drop again. The impact on low income neighborhoods was dramatic, as the racists ran out the shopkeepers and the bodegas all closed.

@FASA_Andrew_1879 Ugh that's terrible. It had such a horrible impact on Muslim communities big and small, that many have never fully recovered from.

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