Congratulations to France on their World Cup win. I admit I didn’t watch any of the World Cup until today. Katie was really getting into it so I watched some with her although I was rooting for Croatia.
But I’m still happy for France. Although seeing this does temper my joy a bit.
Dear France,— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) July 15, 2018
Congratulations on winning the #WorldCup.
80% of your team is African, cut out the racism and xenophobia.
50% of your team are Muslims, cut out the Islamophobia.
Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice.
While I do feel good knowing this isn’t a problem specific to just the United States, it scares me to my core knowing this hate is so rampant and that it will take that much more effort to eradicate it.
On a semi-related aside, that is one ass ugly trophy.