“Far from becoming intimidated by the attention she attracts when she is on the subway in her burka, Aisha says that her mother enjoys riding on the subway. The stares they receive sometimes make them feel more foreign and different, but they still are proud to be in public in the city wearing clothing appropriate to their religious beliefs.” — Stéphane Tonnelat and William Kornblum
This week, our featured book is International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train, by Stéphane Tonnelat and William Kornblum. For the week’s final post, we are happy to present an excerpt from the book’s second chapter, “Coping with Diversity Aboard the ‘International Express.'”
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