Author, human rights activist shares message of peace during hometown visit
GLEN ELLYN – When Qasim Rashid was in fifth grade, he took a school bus ride that would stay with him for many years to come.
Rashid was sitting with a neighborhood boy when one of their peers began to taunt them with racial and religious insults that singled them out for being “different.”
Although Rashid responded physically in defense of his friend, he knew that wasn’t the way. His dad explained that sometimes people would treat him poorly out of fear for what they don’t understand, but there was a different path Rashid should take.
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