I'm not sure if it's that complicated... we can just get past it, ourselves, one person at a time.
There are a lot of Somali Muslims in Columbus. I'm generally a friendly midwesterner so I wouldn't say I make a point of smiling at them etc., I just definitely have an extra element of "I know they get **** and I won't contribute to that."
Example of getting **** that REALLY pissed me off (I was busy at the time and didn't do anything about it, maybe I still should, 'cause it still bothers me): The Columbus Dispatch had an article about a possible terrorist cell or whatever here in Columbus. There was an illustration for the article, of a woman in a hijab (looked Somali). I read the whole article and caption etc. for why this particular woman was chosen to illustrate the article. Was she the sister of one of the guys, going to see him or something? Nope. Just a random woman wearing a hijab.
I mean, how do you think she feels about that... she's just minding her business, walking down the street, and some photographer snaps her picture, and all the sudden she's in the paper illustrating an article about terrorists???
Argh. Yeah, I think I still need to do something about that one.