Heather Elawawadh

Heather Elawawadh
Heather studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She hopes to help eliminate discrimination towards Muslims and, more specifically, women who wear the hijab.

Why are so many innocent Muslims labeled as terrorists?

Why, when most people think of terrorists, do they assume Ahmed, Mohammed, and Nader and not Aaron, Michael, or Nathan? Not every terrorist is of Arab descent or even a Muslim, but to many people in America, if you have a foreign sounding name that could be Middle Eastern, you are automatically thought of as being a "potential terrorist."...

Women in hijab: Uncovering discrimination in the workplace

America is supposed to be the land of the free, home of the brave, where dreams come true, and where religion can be practiced openly. If only those words were true.How is it possible to be free and brave when society is too afraid to let you? One would think religion would be one of those topics where the...

Stateless Palestinians: Facing deportation with no place to go

Home is where the heart is. Home is comfort and security. Imagine having the place you call home not recognized as an actual house, in an actual city and state.The possibility of this happening sounds far-fetched, but for Palestinians, this is a reality.Most Palestinians have faced this unfairness for generations because in 1948 they were classified by the...




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