It’s astonishing how it is the 21st century and groups of people are still being discriminated. A popular example of hatred towards a group of people is the Muslim ban, where people from Muslim majority countries couldn’t travel to America. It’s clear that Islamophobia is still prominent, as media portrays Muslims as terror raising, savages.
While my story isn’t as extreme as those who have been physically attacked for being Muslim, these events have left trauma within my mind. Growing up I heard a bunch of media generalizing Muslims as terrorists and things about hate crimes. This one event struck actual fear into me as it had occurred in a place I frequently visited. Someone was mistaken for a Muslim and was pushed into the train tracks. This left me always being weary whenever my mother would near the platform edge of the subway.
Another day in fourth grade, I was walking home with my mother who wears a headscarf when two white men driving in a jeep cursed out my mother and called her a terrorist. This opened my eyes and made me realize that Islamophobia is still really prominent to even be exposed to such a young girl.