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
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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