Being part Middle Eastern but looking fully white and European gave me an identity crisis, and a revelation about who I am.
The story behind one of the most famous Middle-Eastern dancers in the West, who was determined to become more than a spectacle.
It puzzles me every time they say: “It’s Arab, so it must be Sunnah!”
Before 1952, picking your race in America meant being either black or white.
Though I'm considered white on paper, I certainly do not receive the benefits of white privilege.