The 'American' Dream

"The American dream is known as a dream of land in which life should be better for every individual despite social class or circumstances of birth. However, despite the fact that we live in a free country where everyone should be treated with equal respect, Muslims are frowned upon based on the action of certain other so called 'Muslims'.  Being a Muslim in America is not as easy as people make it out to be. Being Muslim in America means that We're obligated to fight against racial injustice. Being Muslim in America makes it seem like the dream wasn't made for people like us. Being Muslim in America is having to prove we're good people when in reality we shouldn't have to prove anything. Being Muslim in America is a women being afraid of wearing a hijab or a man afraid of growing a beard. How free is free?"

Yohna Qureshi