"There is a number for every grief".
I cannot help but think of the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old Muslim boy who showed up to his school many years ago with a homemade clock invention he wanted to share proudly with his classmates, only to have his white teacher call the police where he was handcuffed, arrested, and escorted out of school in humiliation because she believed it was a bomb. The clock incident occurred years ago - Islamophobia is present in all facets of US life experienced by Muslim and Arab children daily. I have firsthand experience of this as someone who immigrated from Pakistan and attended Chicago Public Schools. What is happening now is leading to a meteoric rise in hate crimes against Muslim people and those perceived to be as well. We all need to do our parts here and elsewhere to condemn genocide, ethnic cleansing, and hatred against anyone due to their race, ethnicity or religious background. None of this is okay and my heart is broken.