I grieved when reading the piece I’m linking in this post. It is by Hajer Al-Faham, a doctoral student at Cornell University who studies American and comparative policies. Our U.S. history shows we’re not immune from xenophobic spitefulness. We must stand against bigotry. My newest book is The Distance from Home, and one of my aims is to be part of the larger army to promote acceptance and humanity. Here’s the article–it’s a short read. http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/why-i-stopped-wearing-the-hijab/.