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Constructing the Terrorist Threat

February 27, 2019 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Cup of Culture

Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Wed, Feb 27th, 6 PM

Film Screening/MCC Theater

Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, looks at how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media — even though terror attacks by white extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslim Americans since 9/11. Arguing that racialized threats have long been used to induce moral panics and advance anti-democratic policies, Kumar explores how ruling elites have been raising the specter of Arab and Islamic terror since the 1970s to justify militarism, war, and curbs on civil
Liberties. 57m.

 

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