Black And Muslim — A Complicated Identity
Black Muslims in America are at the crux of the conversation of race and religion, but they're largely marginalized.By Melissa Prax | July 14, 2016
"I'm tired of having to explain Islam to people, I'm tired of having to explain why black lives matter to people. I'm not going to sit here and be like 'Muslims don't kill people, we're nice,' because I've been doing that my whole life, and I still get the same B.S.," Ameerah Sanders said.
Muslims in America are diverse. But black Muslims are largely left out of the conversation.
"Black kids do not believe me when I say I'm black, and at the mosque when it's time to pray, sisters slide their feet away from mine," Mikel Aki'lah said.