This project examines the experience of discrimination among Muslim and Muslim American students on campus and aims to outline the history of this type of discrimination within the context of hate crimes. The author seeks to answer the following questions: What are the effects of racism and the conditions that facilitate it? In a society where Muslims have become synonymous with terrorists and Islam have come to symbolize evil, how do the Muslims feel? What has their experience been? What is the presence of racism, hate crimes and discrimination on campus as related to these students? What is the history of racism on campus and how do Muslims perceive it? What are some possible solutions to end or curtail the presence of racism and intolerance? Based on individual interviews of faculty specializing in Islamic studies and Muslim students on campus, this study concludes that many Muslim or Muslim American students have experienced some form of discrimination, unless they maintain a low profile or assimilate into the surrounding culture, and they believe that there is a problem of discrimination on campus.
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.