My Response to Islamophobia

This is a great post from one of my Staj-mates regarding Islam and our role as Peace Corps volunteers to help promote the understanding of other cultures to Americans

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I usually try to keep my political imprint away from online sources. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy discussing politics face-to-face, engaging my students in different political thought, and generally following the political cycle.  But I tend to leave politics out of my online image.  What’s the point of arguing on Facebook? I also value my objective appearance towards my students when I teach political history or am discussing current events.  It is important to encourage all views in a classroom.  However, the rise of Donald Trump and Islamophobia coupled with my impending Peace Corps service in Morocco has driven me to lend my voice to the Interwebs.

As the days wind down until I will be absolutely surrounded by an Islamic culture, my thoughts often wander to how will I be perceived as an American in Morocco.  Will my president reflect the cultural values I stand for?  Will Moroccans have…

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About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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