Archive for September, 2010

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You don’t look like us says Abercrombie and Fitch

September 24, 2010

Abercrombie & Fitch, clothing retailers, have decided that there is a “look” their employees must have and it doesn’t include wearing a head scarf.  The company refused to hire an 18-year-old Muslim because she was wearing a head scarf that did not reflect the “Abercrombie look.”

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Anger, sadness, and wrestling with racial realities on 9/11

September 3, 2010

It’s been difficult to write a post lately. The continued acts of racism in the news are like rocks sinking us to the bottom of some ocean where we are drowning our humanity. Anger rises and I want to lash out. Sadness fogs over me making clarity and vision hard to come by.  I am tempted by the numbness of apathy and that frightens me.

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