I am a white woman married to an Indian man with a Muslim last name. We are not Muslim, but because of our name people assume that we are. Just over a year ago we moved to a rural area without much diversity. Since moving here, I have tried to volunteer at two different Christian organizations (a pregnancy crisis center and a girl's group home). Both places were seeking volunteers, and were happy to have me when they only knew my first name. But as soon as I filled out the volunteer forms and they saw my last name, I never heard from them again. I tried to call to follow up, but they did not return my calls or my emails. There are also many cars around here with anti-Muslim bumper stickers. I'm not used to dealing with discrimination, and I don't know what to do about it. I am even more concerned with what my children are going to experience. They both have Arabic first names and brown skin. Anybody have any tips to help me cope? DS is 2 and starting part-time preschool next month. I don't think he should have any problems yet, being so young, but I just don't know.