Linda Sarsour prides herself on “keeping it real” – or at least that is what she keeps on saying.
“Keeping it real” is about being your authentic self; staying true to one’s self and not being fake.
Sarsour is promoting on Facebook a celebration of actor/singer Harry Belafonte’s birthday, of which she is a part.
(yes, Belafonte has some really detestable views about Israel and Jews like she does)
The thing that struck me is how airbrushed the photo of Sarsour looks. Here is a side-by-side comparison between that photo and a regular one of her:
Besides the “smoothing over” of her skin, reduction in nose size, and generally more chiselled look, note how they made her look darker.
Or in color; notice how white-skinned she is.
I believe this is a deliberate attempt to make her look more like a “person of color”, especially since most of the others on the “guest list” for the Belafonte event are actually African American.
You may recall that Sarsour has rebranded herself from “regular White girl from NYC” to “woman of color.”
She is on record as admitting this is a political maneuver.
For Sarsour, “keeping it real” actually means “doing whatever it takes to achieve her goals” which includes undermining the Jewish state. And if that means lying, then so be it.