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Archive for April 1st, 2007

The Color Complex

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 1, 2007

Margari Aziza Hill writes about issues of interracial marriage and color complex within the Black and American Muslim community in her blog just another angry black muslim woman?:

I think these articles are fascinating because they describe some of the underlying factors that shape the contours of relations between immigrant Muslims and African Americans. For 14 years, I have heard African American brothers complain about not being able to marry other Muslim ethnicities. Recently, more African American sisters in integrated Muslim communities have begun to talk about how invisible they feel. One could be Muslim for a year or two without a single serious prospect for marriage. This is the case for several African and African American Muslim women that I know. It is striking because American society is fairly open to interracial marriage, but American Muslims seem to maintain clear ethnic lines (except when it comes to marrying White American converts).


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