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Muslim students report being teased and harassed when schools focus on 9/11. Jasmin Merdan

Lessons about 9/11 often provoke harassment of Muslim students

Comments made during class discussions about 9/11 often put Muslim students on edge, according to a researcher who interviewed 55 Muslim students in and around the nation’s capital.
None of the students in this study talked about classrooms as a place to deconstruct or challenge stereotypes and misinformed views they face about Arabs and Islam. loubna benamer/unsplash

Arab Muslim Canadian high school students call for globalized curriculum to change stereotypes

Interviews with Arab Albertan students reveal encounters with uneducated views of who they are in schools – a troubling situation particularly when hate crimes have been on the rise.
A group of youth walked 1600 kilometers to bring attention aboriginal issues in 2013 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. They hold up the Cree flag. By Paul McKinnon/Shutterstock.com

Media portrays Indigenous and Muslim youth as ‘savages’ and ‘barbarians’

Research shows that the Globe and Mail has created a script in which marginalized youth can only be dealt with as failures or criminals, impacting the way they are perceived in society.

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