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18 moments #BeingBlackandMuslim completely tore apart stereotypes

Black Muslims not only fight against racism within Muslim communities and in society, but face religious intolerance as well.

#BeingBlackandMuslim trended on Twitter, with Black Muslims in America sharing their personal stories of discrimination and calling out Muslim communities who ignore Black Muslim issues, even though they comprise a large percent of the Muslim American community.

With the American Muslim community facing discrimination under the Trump ban, it served as a reminder that Black Muslims not only fight against racism within Muslim communities and in society, but face religious intolerance as well.

Here are 18 of #BeingBlackandMuslim tweets on the Black Muslim experience.

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  • Saffiyya Mohammed

    Caribbean woman but not by your preconceived notions; there’s a Trini everywhere so I’m the one here. As the Senior Community Editor for The Tempest, she knows two things for sure: writing can change the world, and if you have a story to tell, you owe it to yourself to share it. Born and bred island girl, she’s contemplating the next destination for her adventure while also being a bibliophile, writer, and planeteer.