Friday, October 1, 2010

Islamophobia and Critical Race Theory

UC Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project will be hosting a program on October 12 to discuss the phenomenon.

Learn more about the event.

Is America Islamophobic? No. Anyone who watched the general revulsion over the planned Florida Quran burning, along with subsequent copycats, will acknowledge that fact.

Is there an Islamophobic element in America? Yes. Bigotry directed against a religion is nothing new in our nation. Just ask the Catholics, Mormons and Jews. Those groups, among others, have much to teach Muslims about overcoming the bias that some have directed toward them.

If you cannot go to in person, the UC Berkeley event will hopefully be streamed.

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