Today I put on my hijab in solidarity with Muslim women afraid to step outside, along with all other minorities being verbally or physically attacked. I honestly thought that the most impactful part of my day would be going to and from work, and any shopping I do after. I didn't think it would matter to people who already knew my background.
A lone Arab cop leans against the curlicued black railing, eyes darting back and forth. A faded sign that says "Ahlan Wa sahlan" (except the "ah" is technically missing) and the translated "welcome" is propped up on the Yemin storefront cafe.