Belonging. To Be. To Long for. To long to belong in a space where one feels safe, wanted, normal.

Is to belong to be normal?

Who is normal? Who decides? Who sets the norm?

for you, for me, for us.

But for us to exist, there must be a them.

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Protesters at Black Lives Matter Protest. Photo by Nour Chamoun.

For weeks, Donald Trump’s far right-wing supporters publicly called…

Sahar Aziz

Professor of Law | Director of Center for Security, Race and Rights at Rutgers Law School | Author of The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

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