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Title:How Islamophobia in Regards to ISIS Addressed in the Election Affect the Way Students Perceive Muslims
Author(s):Fujimura, Akane
Contributor(s):Rana, Junaid
Abstract:This research paper focuses on finding out how the election and presidential candidate such as Donald Trump who openly stereotypes minorities, makes racist statements and addresses Islamophobia reflect and affect students on campus. It also addresses how terrorism conducted by ISIS influence the way students at UIUC view Muslims and whether or not students associate terrorism with Muslims in general. In order to learn how people’s view on Islam and Muslims have shifted since the emergence and the terrorist activities of ISIS became prominent, I interviewed five Muslim students and five non-Muslim students on campus. My research project also intended to discover how the upcoming election plays the role of affecting students’ perspectives.
Issue Date:2016-05
Course / Semester:AAS 258; Spring 2016
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-05-26

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  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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