The M-word. The word we are too fearful of, and do not know where to begin discussing.
A group of people, just like you.
Growing up as an American Muslim in the post-9/11 world means being prepared. I have to learn that hate crimes, prejudice, the patriot act and Islamophobia are well and alive. I have to learn these things, but I do not have to accept this reality forever.
Instead, my anger for our country’s bias media is released through my search for knowledge. I value my education, because I know it will free me from these unfortunate realities.
I study hard and challenge myself to learn about others and the world, because it is important that I change everyday. I need to learn something new everyday, so that I become less ignorant everyday.
I pray to ask God to help ease the pain and struggle of being human.
It is time to learn more about the world and Muslims. Superintendent Tom Torlakso can help us implement educational programs in California schools.