Webseries Watch: Ask A Muslim Breaks It Down

By Arturo R. García

Yesterday we discussed the bad things that happen when people who don’t care about Islam think they got jokes. Now let’s talk about something positive–a new webseries by the National Black Programming Consortium that attempts to explain aspects of the African-American Muslim perspective.

Episode 1, seen below, deals with some of the more familiar questions re: wardrobe.

In the second episode, questions of identity take center stage, as the panelists discuss “fake Muslims,” people who come to practice their faith while being in jail, and Sharia law, a topic on which Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) weighs in, noting that it’s a topic “that people are scared to death of, but they don’t know what it is.”

About This Blog

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at team@racialicious.com.

The founders of Racialicious are Carmen Sognonvi and Jen Chau. They are no longer with the blog. Carmen now runs Urban Martial Arts with her husband and blogs about local business. Jen can still be found at Swirl or on her personal blog. Please do not send them emails here, they are no longer affiliated with this blog.

Comments on this blog are moderated. Please read our comment moderation policy.

Use the "for:racialicious" tag in del.icio.us to send us tips. See here for detailed instructions.

Interested in writing for us? Check out our submissions guidelines.

Follow Us on Twitter!

Support Racialicious

The Octavia Butler Book Club

The Octavia Butler Book Club
(Click the book for the latest conversation)

Recent Comments

Feminism for Real – Jessica, Latoya, Andrea

Feminism for Real

Yes Means Yes – Latoya

Yes Means Yes

Sex Ed and Youth – Jessica

Youth and Sexual Health


Online Media Legal Network

Recent Posts

Support Racialicious

Older Archives


Written by:

  • LSM

    Excluding the transphobic insistence that Muslim men can’t wear dresses I think this should be watched by a lot of people

  • Manzar

    N.B.: Keith Ellison was born in MIchigan, but currently represents the 5th district of Minnesota.

    sources: http://www.biography.com/people/keith-ellison-213034, http://ellison.house.gov/

  • http://www.blackgirlunlost.com Jubi The Great

    Just a correction – Keith Ellison is a representative from Minnesota (MN), not Michigan (MI). I live in his district & he’s awesome :-)

  • Gina

    What a novel idea – letting people speak for themselves instead of letting outsiders (mis)interpret them. Just a side note – Keith Ellison is from MN, not MI.