Othering Khalid - A Native Son
In 2014, Khalid Griggs, a North Carolina born African-American was attacked in a massive campaign that petitioned all alumni of Wake Forest University to stop giving donations to the university until his presence as a Muslim chaplain could be debated. A Muslim convert since his senior year in college in the early 1970s, Khalid has lived in Winston-Salem all his adult life and is loved by many and is a friends to Muslim and non-Muslim alike. This campaign, even though resisted by the leadership of Wake Forest University, has none-the-less "othered" a native son and shadows Khalid to this day.
Related Project: Muslim Self Portrait Project