Manufacturing Terror: The Media’s Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Problem

Session Date: 
Sun., April 7, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 14
Activity: 
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

U.S. media frequently portray Arabs and Muslims only as terrorists or threats to national security. Consider the media’s coverage of the following: the proposal to build a Muslim cultural center in lower Manhattan, the New York Police Department’s surveillance of the Muslim community, and the false claims that Muslims are advocating for sharia law in the United States.

What has been the impact of this coverage? Have the media legitimized discriminatory government policies against Arab and Muslim communities at home and abroad? And what, if anything, is happening to change how the media depict Arabs and Muslims?

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good