"With demographic anxiety and political rhetoric fueling discrimination and hostility, the Ford Foundation—together with the New York Community Trust, the New York Foundation, and Philanthropy New York—hosted a discussion on 'Confronting Islamophobia in America Today.' Leaders from the nonprofit, government, social service, and philanthropic sectors came together to discuss the major issues affecting these minority communities, and to strategize about how to advance inclusion."
Several members of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), a TAKE ON HATE field organizer, were invited to participate in the discussion. Check out the video below featuring Aber Kawas, AAANY Youth Organizer.Read more
Islamophobia is not a new phenomenon, according to the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE's Senior Strategist Khaled A. Beydoun. Beydoun, an assistant professor at the Barry University School of Law and an affiliated professor of the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Project, wrote for BBC News Magazine about Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's comments against Muslims in politics and their roots in a long-standing tradition of suspicion toward Muslims.
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Remember when Katie Couric said that American Muslims need their own Cosby Show to counter anti-Muslim bias? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart thought she was on to something, so they created a hilarious one-off sitcom parody titled "The Qu’osby Show," which premiered to much fanfare in 2011. Capitalizing on its success, Aasif Mandvi and his creative team thought to take the impact of the piece one step further.Read more
Walmart is developing a reputation for its line of offensive costumes. One that caught our attention, as well as the attention of several media outlets, is called "Pashtun Papa Costume."
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