With the recent celebration of Independence Day, I'm reminded of the dream of America that many of us are familiar with. We've most of us been raised on stories of how anyone can make it in America, have their beliefs respected, and be accorded an “equal chance” (whatever that means).
I love this country, and I'm glad to live in it. However, just because I'm grateful to live in America doesn't mean that I don't see some of the problems that still exist. Unfortunately, from our nation's founding, not everyone has been treated equally, and many people have been treated poorly based on culture, religion, race or other characteristics. We're always finding a new group to malign. I was contacted about this interesting video not too long ago. It offers a snapshot of Muslims in America.
As Ramadan approaches, it is worth considering that people are people — no matter their backgrounds.