According to a Pew Research Group study in 2017, around 42% of Muslims are native born, while 58% are foreign born.
Of the foreign born Muslims, 35% are South Asian, with 25% are of middle eastern/north African descent, with the rest a combination of sub-saharan African, iranian, european, and other parts of the globe.
The gist of the critique is that both of these South Asian actors from Muslim backgrounds chose white women as their main love interest, and by doing so, they perpetuate the idea that those with fair skin, and more specifically white women, are the epitome of beauty and desirability.
While I agree with this critique about the way Hollywood and the Western media generally depicts beauty, I am also inclined to reflect on how some of the same groups of people that are critical of such unfair depictions of beauty can also be guilty of the same racial biases.
Specifically, I’m referring to the dynamics of dating and relationships within the Muslim American community and how my community has absorbed some of the standards that Nanjiani and Ansari are accused of perpetuating in their craft. Even though there are vastly more opportunities to meet people now than there ever were in the past, it’s still hard to connect with others.
For those like myself who choose to limit their selection, the possibilities exponentially decrease.
Of the native born Muslims, 32% are Black (combination of African American and children of African immigrants).
Taking into account both native and foreign born Muslims, the Pew study suggests that South Asians and Arabs together make up the majority of the Muslims in America, followed by a sizable number of Black Muslims, and the rest comprising a hodge podge of various other Muslim nations as mentioned above.
Although she assured me not to worry, as the girl was probably still thinking about it, I already started losing interest.” After I was assured that her middle name was “witty” and that she did not look like a gremlin, I gave my friend the okay to set it up.About three days went by and I did not hear anything. Looking to meet new people and hopefully someone special... Looking a girl who loves doing nothing and anything with me. some say, i am easy going.itsup to you to find out..i m here to enjoy life, meet with the right woman and if click i m up for it.i am an outgoing person, love to travel, like animals and love to hang out in the city..Kumail Nanjiani and Aziz Ansari are at the top of their game right now.Unfortunately, a lot of the similar racial trends seen on various dating apps are also present.