So, I still don’t really have the words. I’m physically drained to say nothing of my emotions. It’s been a weekend spent touching base with my people so we can vent to each other. I’m genuinely thankful to the friends who texted and DM’d to make sure my head was still on straight (you know who you are).
I know how many of you could choose to stay silent or look the other way but choose to voice your dissatisfaction or anger when it doesn’t effect you so directly. If there’s one Muslim teaching I try to define my life by, it’s ‘You have not worshipped perfectly until you want for your brother what you want for yourself.’ I think I saw it on Amy Schumer’s Instagram, but my favorite sign from the airports said, ‘They came for the Muslims and we said Not Today Motherfucker!’ So whether you’re physically at the airports or you have another way of letting them no, ‘We won’t stand for this’, I thank you.
I still don’t really have humor in me so we start this week with brother from another mother, Mahershala Ali. Won the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor, gave this speech.