VIDEO: Tips for Muslim youth — don’t fear who you are, engage in politics
ROCKVILLE, Maryland — After experiencing acts of prejudice for being Muslim and wearing a hijab, GSS columnist Hannah Shraim prepared this video with “three tips for Muslim youth,” including “don’t fear who you are,” “how to respond to physical (and) verbal abuse,” and “engage in politics.”
Young people often think that unless they’re studying politics they can’t be involved in how government works, Shraim says, or that “all politics are corrupt and nothing’s going to change anyway, so I’m just going to go about my day.”
But that’s wrong, says Shraim, who covered the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington for GSS.
“Don’t be one of those people,” says Shraim, a freshman in the honors program at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.
“We’ve seen time and time again, through the power of the people, change can actually be implemented.”
Shraim’s video is part of Global Student Square’s “45for45” video series of millennial messages for America’s 45th president, Donald J. Trump. See the series here.