018 Maytha Alhassen


Summary: Dr Maytha Alhassen is a Syrian-American journalist, poet and scholar, working to bridge the worlds of social justice, academic research, popular culture and healing arts. And on this episode of CTZN podcast, she schools us on the history of immigration and white domination in America. May was born a learner only to grow up in a White America that treated her multi-linguistic skills as a deficiency. She always found school to be regressive and disappointing, and set out to learn all the truths on her own terms and is speaking them out loud. In this episode, May educates us on the real history of Muslim bans and immigration restrictions and how it's not about whether immigrants are welcome or not, it's about white supremacy. And it's about understanding our relationship to one another so that we can testify to justice with our words and actions.