Sunday, January 01, 2017

"Whiteness & Islamophobia" with Amer Ahmed - WED 2/1

"Secularism, liberalism, Islamophobia and the reproduction of whiteness" by Dr. Amer Ahmed

Post-9/11 United States has been has unveiled Islamophobia as an increasingly prevalent phenomenon. An issue of both religion and racism, Islamophobia has not only been a phenomenon of the religious right wing in the United States, but also of so-called "liberal secular humanists" including Bill Maher and Sam Harris. Such individuals not only demonize all religions, but hold particular disdain for Islam. This session will examine how whiteness in relationship to secular humanism helps foment Islamophobia in the United States.

When: Wednesday, Feb 1 at 7:30pm
Where: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room