Deepa Kumar

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

"Constructing the Terrorist Threat"

Deepa Kumar, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, looks at how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media — even though terror attacks by white extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslim Americans since 9/11. Arguing that racialized threats have long been used to induce moral panics and advance anti-democratic policies, Kumar explores how ruling elites have been raising the specter of Arab and Islamic terror since the 1970s to justify militarism, war, and curbs on civil
Liberties. 57m.

MultiCultural Center Theater

Target Audience

Graduate Students

Topic

Film, Movies & Television, Arts & Culture

Feature

Alcohol Free, Family Friendly, Free Food, Student Organized

Website

https://events.ucsb.edu/event/constru...

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