Kendra Weddle

Kendra Weddle is chair of religion, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies at Texas Wesleyan University. Her most recent book, coauthored with Jann Aldredge-Clanton, is Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends.

I am embarrassed by where I live. Irving, Texas, used to be known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys, the professional football team. In fact, Valley Ranch, the specific area of Irving where the Cowboys practice, is just a few blocks away from my home. It isn’t this part of Irving that embarrasses me, however. During the last few weeks, Irving has become known for its anti-Muslim sentiment.
December 17, 2015