Mohammad Alsalti is a student at the University of Cincinnati’s design school, but his family lives in Raleigh, N.C., close to where three Muslim students were shot and killed by a white gunman Tuesday evening. When he heard about what happened in Chapel Hill, Alsalti says he instinctively created a design that’s popping up all over social media today:
"First off, being a Muslim-American myself, this really hit home," wrote Alsalti in an e-mail to Colorlines. "And with [their] ages being so close to mine, 21, it could have easily been me."
You can check out more of Alsalti’s work on his site, teddycreates.com, and on his Instagram page.