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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resource Guide

What is Islamophobia?

Islamophobia is an unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore fear and dislikes for most Muslims. It's directed at a perceived or real Muslim threat through the maintenance and extension of existing disparities in economic, political, social, and cultural relations while rationalizing the necessity to deploy violence as a tool to achieve "civilization rehab" of the target communities. The Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP)

Online Resources

What it's like to be a Muslim in America | Dalia Mogahed


When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: A woman of faith? A scholar, a mom, a sister? Or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media -- and to choose empathy over prejudice.

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