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.
selected by Kendra Weddle October 5, 2015
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