By Richard Montgomery
The idea that we live in a post-racial society in America has no credibility, however there are some within the African American community who not only believe this idea is credible, but also believe they have license to turn the ugly finger of discrimination towards others. Soledad O’Brien of CNN recently aired a segment called “Unwelcome: Muslims Next Door.” The focus of this segment was to document the discrimination being expressed towards American Muslims in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. More specifically, the Muslim community in Murfreesboro is in the process of building a 53,000-foot Islamic center, which houses a school, a mosque, and a recreation center. The current mosque, which has been in the community for years, has become too small for the number of American Muslims who worship there, but the townspeople have staunchly protested the plan for the mosque’s expansion.