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Xenophobia

I Took Off My Hijab...

Leena Suleiman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Leena Suleiman

...by adding more layers -- a knit hat and a scarf around my neck, to be exact. I didn't understand what was happening at first. Women would speak to me like I'd known them forever. Men would look at me like I was approachable. And I was made to feel like I was actually from this planet.

France's Burqa Ban Gets New Scrutiny in European Court

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

The European Court of Human Rights is considering a case brought by an unnamed Muslim woman who says the French mandate that she remove her veil in public is an infringement on her religious, free speech, and privacy rights.

Fear and Loathing in La France: Marine Le Pen Injects Islamophobia Into the Release of Four French Hostages

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

As the National Front's ranks continue to swell, thanks in part to dissatisfaction with alternatives on the center-left or center-right, it remains to be seen how far Le Pen will go to placate her fringe constituency while trying to appear mainstream enough for disaffected moderates.

Prabhjot Singh Wasn't Saturday's Only Hate Crime Victim

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University physician Saturday (Sept. 21), a Muslim woman was attacked a few blocks away. It is not...

What Duke Students Are Saying About the Miss America Backlash

Jacob Tobia | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Jacob Tobia

On Sunday, Nina Davuluri was the first Indian-American woman to be crowned Miss America, and Twitter exploded with racist, xenophobic, and islamophobic comments about the choice. The next day, students at Duke University made a video about what they think about the backlash. Check it out, and make your own! Do you #StandwithNina?

That Awkward Moment When The Tea Party Rally Gets Overtly Racist

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Earlier this week, tea party activists and GOP lawmakers gathered near the Capitol to rail against an immigration reform bill passed by the Senate. ...

When Nationalism and Militarism Become One

Mark A. Ashwill | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Mark A. Ashwill

The assumption that "others" wish to be like "us," and, by extension, the desire to mold them in our image, by force, if necessary, is the essence of the brand of missionary nationalism that has shaped U.S. foreign policy for generations.

Truth Wins

Edward Jacobs | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Edward Jacobs

First and foremost, it is crucial that governments enforce a zero-tolerance policy for all anti-Semitic and other xenophobic behavior. Equally imperative is to distinguish between Nazi-era crimes and those committed by the Communist regime.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Is Richard Dawkins a Racist?

Usaama al-Azami | Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion
Usaama al-Azami

Dawkins and his fellows may remonstrate that what they object to is a belief system, freely adopted by its holders, but they are still participating in the unhealthy marginalization of a minority group.

The Xenophobe Party

Robert Reich | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The so-called "war on terror" is a war without end. If we arrest American citizens and hold them indefinitely without trials, without lawyers, and without the protection of our system of justice, because we suspect they have ties with terrorists, where will that end?

Reflecting On Today's Election In The 2030s And '40s

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Reflecting on today's presidential election decades later, I believe many Democrats and Republicans who were actively involved in 2012 elections will be highly ashamed of what has been said of the American-Muslim community during this critical election.

Graphic, Anti-Muslim Ad Against Obama Airs In Battleground State

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A gruesome, anti-Muslim television ad aired Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, insinuating that President Barack Obama is sympathetic to violent extremism i...

I Want More Latinos on My TV

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 09.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

The anti-Latino rhetoric in our country is overwhelming right now. Seeing ourselves portrayed in positive light would also make us feel like the world acknowledges us and that our stories matter.

Nader is Right: Double Standard is Real

James Zogby | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Ralph Nader is right to have encouraged a debate on anti-Semitism against Arab Americans compared with the response to anti-Semitism against Jewish Americans. There is a shameful double standard and it must end.

America Fears Your Non-Anglicized Name

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

It is your name, more than anything these days, that terrifies the American government and its various security branches.

Romney: Going Negative, Subtly

James Zogby | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

It is important to note some worrisome signs indicating that Mitt Romney and his campaign may have opted for a more subtle approach to establishing the "otherness" of Barack Obama.

What's Wrong With Gay Rights? Dean Spade Addresses The Problem In 'Normal Life'

Emerson Whitney | Posted 05.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

Normal Life is an essential, comprehensive work for trans activists. And for those outside the gender nonconforming community, Spade's work can be viewed as trans-law case study of a burgeoning social justice movement that has yet to take on the compromising hues of assimilation.

Three Killings: California, Florida, France

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
John Feffer

When our notion of the common good, of commonwealth, begins to disintegrate, all that is left are tribes defending their turf, standing their ground, enclosing their land.

A Day Without Calumny

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 04.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

I have been an active critic of the type of talk radio John and Ken Show on KFI AM640 represent: obtuse, callous, hate-filled propaganda against any and all groups not "American enough".

Immigrant Scapegoating: Not Just an American Pastime

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Around the world, as long as people keep moving, politicians will continue to talk breathlessly about the immigration "crisis."

Pat Buchanan's Fear Of The End Of White America And Christianity

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The phobias stem from the fact that religions have moved away from being spiritual to political entities, simply meaning each religious group is living in its own silos and in conflict with the other.

Astonished by German Astonishment Over Nazi Attacks

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

I am not for the first time writing on behalf of the immigrant community to Germany, as the daughter of a Greek immigrant in Germany. On October 21st ...

Dogs Bark Because We Gallop

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

There is no room for second-guessing, Mr. President. Congress and the White House must hold onto courage, heart, and mind to stop the types of ill-intentioned, myopic, inhumane laws such as SB1070 and SB56, and get back to work on smart, humane, and sensible updates to our nation's broken and inconsistent immigration laws.

Know Nothings and Immigrants: Some Things Never Change

James Peron | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The complaints that were made about Irish immigrants are pretty similar to those we hear today about Mexican immigrants. The xenophobes insisted the Irish were lazy, prone to crime, drank too much, and were stealing jobs from good white Americans.