Black man stands at podium with two flags behind him

President Obama Addresses Islamophobia, Gun Control

“We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests that entire religious communities are complicit in violence. Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer—they were all U.S. citizens.”

No Chill on 9/11

Since the September 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center, Muslim-Americans and other brown people have faced racism, physical attacks, violent threats, government spying, media malfeasance and self-censorship. Basim Usmani examines how this post 9/11 environment has marred his Boston Muslim community—and his own ability to speak up.

A Letter to My Son on Coping With Mass Violence

As you grow older, you’ll have many opportunities to make positive change. What values will you put into practice? Answering this question may be the best way to honor those whose lives were so tragically cut short.