Sara McMann has had some ups and downs since coming to the UFC, but she repped the US in the Olympics and snagged a medal, so she deserves some respect for those accomplishments.
She also deserves some respect because – with the US coming apart at the seams in terms of politics and foreign policy – she’s showing some much needed unity to the world.
As per her Instagram:
I am wearing this hijab to show support for the Muslim communities who are facing unconstitutional discrimination in this country. I am Christian and if I faced persecution for wearing a cross, I would feel devastated. This is our First Amendment in our Constitution and I am very proud of the diversity in our country. I am sure this picture will give me a taste of the ignorant stereotypes that the Muslim men and women who are in this country face. This is my “safety pin” equivalent. ❤❤❤. http://www.clatl.com/news/article/20850427/antimuslim-encounter-in-east-atlanta-goes-viral (this is what I’m talking about!!)