Teaching Against Islamophobia in the Age of Terror


It’s unsettling to teach about Islamophobia in our current political climate. As many worry about a lurking terrorist attack or the erosion of a pristine America by Muslims, calls for surveillance and exclusion abound. In an age-old American cycle of xenophobic nativism, Muslims are rendered the obvious threat, put in the impossible position of exonerating themselves from the acts of “bad Muslims.”

Originally published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more here: https://www.chronicle.com/article/teaching-against-islamophobia-in-the-age-of-terror/

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