Somalis vs Black Americans

Ebony magazine recently had an article about the tensions between Somalis and black Americans in Columbus, Ohio. Charles and Jamerican Muslimah (part one and part two) have both commented on the situation since they live in Columbus, OH and Minneapolis (respectively) which have the two largest populations of Somalis in the country.

I have a few comments of my own here.

One thing I have noticed is the increasing tendency in many cities to say “Desi”, “Arab” or “Somali” and mean “Muslim” and vice versa.