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Islamism: Islamic militancy or fundamentalism.
Islamophobia is an extreme fear of and hostility toward Islam and Muslims.
Mia is referring to her freedom and accomplishments as a free intelligent black American woman. Her position in society is what a black slave might have dreamed of.
Maya Angelou is referring to the black community in America. She speaks about the power, beauty, and dignity that they possess, even in the face of generations of oppression.