Collateral Damage: The Ghettoization of Muslims in the Race for the White House

RACE 2008: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON A HISTORICAL CAMPAIGN, Mendible, ed., 2010

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1781106

18 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2011

See all articles by Cyra Akila Choudhury

Cyra Akila Choudhury

Florida International University College of Law

Date Written: March 8, 2011

Abstract

This chapter critically appraises the treatment of Muslims as citizens, subjects and outsiders by various campaigns in the 2008 Presidential elections. It focuses particularly on the Obama campaign and shows how Obama failed to include Muslims as part of mainstream America thereby exacerbating their outsider status.

Keywords: 2008 elections, Muslims in America, identity

Suggested Citation

Choudhury, Cyra Akila, Collateral Damage: The Ghettoization of Muslims in the Race for the White House (March 8, 2011). RACE 2008: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON A HISTORICAL CAMPAIGN, Mendible, ed., 2010; Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1781106. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1781106

Cyra Akila Choudhury (Contact Author)

Florida International University College of Law ( email )

11200 SW 8th St.
RDB Hall 1097
Miami, FL 33199
United States

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