Source HuffPost By Carol Kuruvilla
If You Have This Name, You May Be Three Times Less Likely To Get A Job Interview
A few days after Riyadh Mohammed arrived in America in 2011, an acquaintance pulled him aside and told him, “You might be offended by what I say, but I’m giving you this advice to help you.’”
The advice given was this: Don’t use Mohammed in your legal name in the United States.
[…] In an effort to dispel some of the stigma around the name, Riyadh and 14 other Mohammeds from different walks of life are participating in a photo project. Titled, “I am Mohammed,” the project shares the stories of people of different ages, genders and nationalities who bear the prophet’s name.
The three curators of the exhibit ― Aanjalie Collure, a Sri Lankan-Canadian global health and human rights advocate, Jeffrey Ingold, a British-Canadian working in corporate PR, and Narmeen Haider, a Muslim Pakistani-American currently working in global health and development ― were all interested in tackling anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment in the West.
Read more – Dated: 04/21/2017
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The nə́c̓aʔmat ct (pronounced “naht-sah-mahtst”) Strathcona library – Project made possible with the help of Ismaili community of B.C.