This is a great article describing an experiment by a young non-Muslim White woman who is a student at the University of Kentucky and is a columnist for the university’s newspaper. Cassidy Herrington decided to temporarily wear the hijab every day to see what reactions she would get from the community.
She says, “I thought this temporary modification of my appearance would bring me closer to an understanding of the Muslim community, but in retrospect, I learned more about my place in the world. Simplified, one piece of fabric is all it takes to turn perspectives upside-down.”
Want to know more about what happened? How do you feel about Herrington’s use of the hijab for her experiment, and the experiment itself? Check out her article…Here’s the link.