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SpearIt

SpearIt


SpearIt

SpearIt is the author of "American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Conversion to Islam" and a professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.



ARTICLES BY SPEARIT


Thinking about Trump’s “Wall” through Pink Floyd’s

Thinking about Trump’s “Wall” through Pink Floyd’s

Prior to winning the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump campaigned as a tough-on-immigration candidate who vowed t
#TakeAKnee: Sports, Politics and Civil Religion

#TakeAKnee: Sports, Politics and Civil Religion

Take a Knee Sunday represented a major rejection of President Donald Trump’s attacks on players in the NFL. In a r
Prison: A Sacred Space in American Islam

Prison: A Sacred Space in American Islam

Reliance on mass incarceration as a response to crime has reached critical heights in recent decades. The numbers need n
Radical, Jihadist, Terrorist — the Difference & Why it Matters

Radical, Jihadist, Terrorist — the Difference & Why it Matters

Although Donald Trump managed to vilify the Muslim religion throughout his campaign for president, one of his first exec
Trump Cries and Media Wolves

Trump Cries and Media Wolves

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is busy building a case that the media are rigging the election. The cacophony r
How Implicit Bias Drags Down Clinton

How Implicit Bias Drags Down Clinton

In the first 2016 presidential debate, moderator Lester Holt focused on an issue that has never before enjoyed such time
The Orlando Massacre and Death of Muhammad Ali

The Orlando Massacre and Death of Muhammad Ali

The passing of Muhammad Ali brought the briefest of repose for American Muslims. For a moment, the world stood still to
The Wrath of Khan

The Wrath of Khan

  Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention shook up the evening perhaps like no other.
Muhammad Ali’s Death is Right On Time for Muslims

Muhammad Ali’s Death is Right On Time for Muslims

The death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali is a major blessing for American Muslims.  Not only does his momentous pass
Sonic Jihad

Sonic Jihad

Muslim Hip-Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration If we could break down those walls to set you free we would cause we out