Sarah A. Harvard
Sarah A. Harvard

Sarah is a staff writer covering religion, race and politics. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Slate, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, and VICE. Send tips and feedback: sharvard@mic.com

Aug. 11, 2017

Nursing textbook claims direct eye contact with African-Americans is “aggressive behavior”

The textbook also equated all Arabs with Muslims.

Aug. 8, 2017

A Minnesota mosque was bombed — and America’s failed anti-extremism policies are to blame

Some experts say a statement from Trump won't prevent the next anti-Muslim extremist from bombing another mosque.
Aug. 4, 2017

How two worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin turned tragedy into personal triumphs

Five years ago, Wade Michael Page stormed into a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and fatally shot six people.
July 26, 2017

70% of Muslims still believe in the American dream, according to new Pew study

Despite high rates of discrimination, Muslims are optimistic about their lives in the United States.
July 20, 2017

How the media covers “honor killings” reveals a double standard against women of different religions

Experts say these deaths should be viewed as acts of domestic violence.
July 20, 2017

Muslim bus driver in Atlanta is suing elementary school principal for discrimination

Twanesia Crawford alleges she was not allowed in Hope Hill Elementary School because she was praying on her school bus.

July 19, 2017

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake defends hijab-wearing challenger Deedra Abboud from anti-Muslim online abuse

Police are now escorting the Muslim Senate candidate to public events in response to the online abuse and hate mail.
July 18, 2017

Anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked 91% within first half of 2017, new report says

2017 is on track to become one of the worst years for anti-Muslim hate crimes, according to a new report.
July 17, 2017

These women converted to Islam and are not here for anti-Muslim bigotry

Mic talked to several women who recently converted to Islam.
July 17, 2017

Belgium’s burqa ban is in the spirit of integration — here’s why it could backfire

”The reasoning behind the court’s decision has nothing to do with integration.”
July 14, 2017

Ilhan Omar’s ‘Daily Show’ appearance is a sign of hope for America’s refugee and Muslim communities

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar wants to fight for a better life for refugees and marginalized communities in the U.S.

July 13, 2017

Man who fatally stabbed Richard Collins indicted on murder charge by grand jury

The FBI is still investigating whether or not Sean Urbanski should face hate crime charges.
July 13, 2017

More than 20,000 Muslims gathered in Canada for three days to denounce terrorism

Yet again, Muslims are condemning terrorism.
July 13, 2017

Michigan official asks people to “kill every last Muslim” on Facebook — and won’t apologize for it

Some residents of Kalkaska, Michigan, want their village president Jeff Sieting out of office.
July 11, 2017

Man leaves Jesus painting outside mosque in possible hate crime — unaware Muslims love Jesus, too

Like Christians, Muslims believe Jesus is the Messiah.
July 10, 2017

What is “jihad”? Conservatives often link it to violence, but here’s what it actually means.

Muslim activist Linda Sarsour recently used the word in a speech, and many conservatives are outraged.

July 10, 2017

Dozens of imams are marching against terrorism in Europe, but of course you didn’t hear about it

Muslims condemn terrorism all the time. It's just that their voices aren't amplified enough.
July 6, 2017

Someone spray painted anti-Semitic graffiti on this Phoenix Jewish family’s mailbox

Within the first three months of 2017, there has been a reported 86% increase in anti-Semitic incidents.
June 19, 2017

Nabra Hassanen's death wraps up an especially violent Ramadan for Muslim teenage girls

Recently, teenage Muslim girls have been the target of several anti-Muslim attacks.
June 19, 2017

'Daily Mail', other media outlets criticized for victim-blaming Muslims for Finsbury Park attack

The mosque won a prestigious national award for its efforts in combatting religious extremism.