Identity Politics: A podcast on race, gender and Muslims in America
About This Show
Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 17: Resist the Clap Back (ft. Yasmin Yonis and Margari Hill)
3 days ago
Maybe Drake was right, trigger fingers have turned to Twitter fingers and in the world of social justice Twitter it’s all too easy and tempting to go for the clap back—but is it the best way to communicate and advocate for change? Depends. Ikhlas and Makkah talk to social justice activist and Twitter personality extraordinaire Yasmin Yonis and co-founder and programming director of MuslimARC (Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative) Margari Hill about race, class and privilege, healing and how to live your best life.
Yasmin Yonis, @YasminYonis, human rights activist, writer and organizer. She's currently a Union Theological Seminary Presidential Scholar pursuing a master's in social ethics.
Margari Hill, @Margari_Aziza, Margari Aziza Hill is co-founder and programming director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), assistant editor at AltM, columnist at MuslimMatters and co-founder of Muslims Make it Plain.
(00:01:55) We talk about about how we've tried, succeeded and failed at the digital clap back. It's not easy.
(00:06:20) We interview Yasmin Yonis about what it means to be woke, self-care vs. healing and navigating Twitterverse.
**We care about sound quality as much as you do—we promise! We had some technical difficulties so it's not up to our standard but you know we always deliver on the content so keep listening.**
(00:29:20) That time Yasmin clap backed on Chelsea Clinton and had a thread on sex that Muslim men were not happy about.
(00:32:27) We interview Margari Hill about anti-racism initiatives and being Black, Muslim and a woman working towards social justice.
(00:34:03) Listen, PASS THE MIC.
(00:38:11) Margari uses a term that we're stealing—"Islam-o-tainment." We talk about celebrity shaykhs and scholars.
(01:13:03) We say goodbye because it's our last episode of Season 2!
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