A new video features the sad, beautiful, and inspiring words of Muslim parents speaking open-letter style, to their children. Jubilee Project, a digital media group producing short films, PSAs and documentaries to inspire change, made the video to create awareness and encourage understanding. It says that it “invited Muslim parents to share a message to their children about their racial and religious identity, and how to respond to prejudice and Islamophobia they may experience.”
Some of the messages the parents shared with their children are heartbreaking — “So yeah, there are going to be times when you are going to be called a terrorist,” — and others are hopeful — “I was always afraid to share my identity, but I don’t want you to be afraid of that.” To hear all of them, watch the video:
The video is part of a “Dear Child” series seeking to remind viewers of their shared humanity. The other video in the series is When Black Parents Have To Give “The Talk” made to “inspire understanding and empathy from those who have never needed to have such a talk.”
Jubilee Project is also behind a five-episode series called “Voices” featuring themes and voices found in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The series was published online via NBC Asian America in May and includes videos about the “Lunch box moment” and Asian Americans speaking out on supporting #BlackLivesMatter.
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