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Past is Prologue: Race & Muslims in the 21st Century

In this episode, Dr. Maher Hathout is joined by professor and writer Dr. Sohail Daulatzai as they continue their conversation, inspired by the 20th anniversary of the LA uprising, by discussing the enduring power of race in our lives today. Using Malcolm X as a starting point, the two talk about the importance for Muslims to better understand racial inequality as a way of challenging social justice.

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About our guest

Sohail Daulatzai teaches in the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Program in African American Studies at UC Irvine. He is the co-editor (with Michael Eric Dyson) of “Born To Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic“, and is the author of the forthcoming book “Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America“.


One Response to “Past is Prologue: Race & Muslims in the 21st Century”

  1. Racism at a larger context May 4, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Unfortunately Muslims have to deal with our own racism and arrogance. When Saudia Arabia can create an apartheid like society where Saudi Arab are the white Dutch and other Arabs and Bengali’s and Malays etc are the colored or blacks of the Kingdom. If there is corruption in the most holy of holies of our Ummah, we must condemn that with the strongest language.
    How do we strategize to influence the Kingdom
    I think this is a very severe problem. Can we have a discussion about race and racism that includes Pakistan, Saudia Arabia, America and France? “Allah does not change a condition of a people unless they change ……………

    God and only God knows best
    Yasser Khan

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