Riz Ahmed

Two Muslims walk into the Emmys...

Two Muslims walk into the Emmys...

Two Muslim men, on prime-time television, clutching shiny metal objects close to their black garments amid an unsuspecting crowd.

No, this wasn’t an episode of “Homeland” or a dozen other television dramas in which any metal object held by men of similar description would invariably be a weapon.

It was the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, where actor Riz Ahmed and actor-writer Aziz Ansari won two top categories for shows that exploded stereotypes and made history in front of an audience too dazzled by all the other history-breaking moments that evening to notice.

There were so many firsts in L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Sunday night that the oversight was understandable....

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