After September 11, 2011, there was a sharp increase in hate crimes against people perceived to be Arab or Muslim in the United States. These crimes are perpetrated out of fear and ignorance and harm innocent people while deepening mistrust. To help counter Islamophobia by educating our community about Muslims and Arabs, CTP collected several oral histories of Muslims who study and work right here at AACC. Stereotypes fly in the face of the stories of these Americans in their own words.
The oral histories are organized in two ways:
- By topic: Click on a topic below to see clips of various participants addressing the same issue.
- By person: Click on a picture below for a short biography of the participant and to watch their video clips.
We have created a comprehensive study guide PDF with discussion questions, definitions, and maps.