"I haven’t had anything happen to me personally---I was born and raised in Memphis and have always dressed like a typical American in jeans and T-shirts---but I have family and close friends who wear traditional Palestinian clothing and have been discriminated against over and over. I’ve heard it, I’ve seen it, and it’s not an experience I would wish on anyone. Nobody should have to go through something like that. Judging a person by the way they look or how they dress is a very unloving and uncaring thing to do. It’s not fair and it’s not right. I’ve seen friends and family respond to other people's negative behavior by being polite and trying to show that we represent love and peace and decency. We’re human, we’re good people, we’re fun and loving, and we’re somebody people should get to know."