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Title: Islamophobia pre- and post-September 11th, 2001.
Authors: Sheridan, LP
First Published: Mar-2006
Citation: J INTERPERS VIOLENCE, 2006, 21 (3), pp. 317-336
Abstract: Although much academic research has addressed racism, religious discrimination has been largely ignored. The current study investigates levels of self-reported racial and religious discrimination in a sample of 222 British Muslims. Respondents indicate that following September 11th, 2001, levels of implicit or indirect discrimination rose by 82.6% and experiences of overt discrimination by 76.3%. Thus, the current work demonstrates that major world events may affect not only stereotypes of minority groups but also prejudice toward minorities. Results suggest that religious affiliation may be a more meaningful predictor of prejudice than race or ethnicity. General Health Questionnaire scores indicate that 35.6% of participants likely suffered mental health problems, with significant associations between problem-indicative scores and reports of experiencing a specific abusive incident of September 11th-related abuse by respondents. The dearth of empirical work pertaining to religious discrimination and its effects is a cause for concern.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0886260505282885
ISSN: 0886-2605
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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