Collateral Damage: The Ghettoization of Muslims in the Race for the White House
RACE 2008: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON A HISTORICAL CAMPAIGN, Mendible, ed., 2010
18 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2011
Date Written: March 8, 2011
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
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