Female high school students in Chicago protest Islamophobia by wearing headscarves

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Non-Muslim female students at Vernon Hills High School in Chicago are protesting Islamophobia and racism by wearing traditional Islamic headscarves. Over a dozen girls at the school participated in an initiative called, “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab,” in which the girls wore headscarves in order to better understand the Muslim faith and what it’s like to live as a Muslim woman. The event was coordinated by students in the school’s Muslim Student Alliance, and the school principal says that the administration supports the initiative completely.