Linda Sarsour, an outspoken Muslim-American feminist activist, was one of the four organizers of the Women’s March on Washington.
I knew that about her, but when my 16 year old daughter sent me a video of Sarsour with the note: 'I ❤ her', I looked her up.
I found out a lot about a fearless woman.
As she will tell anyone, she has no problem speaking her mind against oppression as she sees it.
The voice she brings to New York’s Muslims, a diverse group of Arabs, Southeast Asians, Africans and African-Americans, is loud, strident and inflected with both street smarts and the tropes of “intersectionality,” as the trending term has it.
'Ms. Sarsour has sought to speak not only for those who share her religion, but also for others — women, gays, prison inmates, victims of racial profiling — facing the problems that concern her.'
At the moment she is suing president Trump for his executive order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the United States. A lawsuit, against the president. See? No fear.
Though that makes her persona non grata in certain political circles, she seems unfazed.
The candid video conversation below with Dylan Marron where Sarsour talks about activism in America today is what my daughter originally sent for me to look at.
Radical? Right on? What do you think?