Burkinis in France and hijabs in Canada and Scotland: why so different?

August 29, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Moustafa Bayoumi
At the same time that the burkini bans were spreading and raising hackles around the world, Canada and Scotland also passed laws to allow Muslim female police officers to don hijabs as part of their official uniforms. How do we explain the difference between France on the one hand and Canada and Scotland on the other?

Global Stories for Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2016 nyupressblog 0

A collection of titles that not only uncover inequalities faced by women across various industries and cultures, but also highlight a few of the many victories of women fighting for, and bringing, justice and equality to all.

Can the ‘Good’ Muslim Trump Islamophobia?

August 25, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Sunaina Maira
The “9/11 generation” has come of age in the era of an entrenched binary of the “good” (moderate, patriotic, law-abiding) versus “bad” (radical, militant, anti-American) Muslim. Yet this script is flipped by youth who are challenging the policing of black and brown youth and policies of surveillance, incarceration, and counterterrorism and engaging in cross-racial solidarity.

Second Amendment people and the NRA

August 19, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Scott Melzer
The NRA has emerged as Trump’s staunchest and most important ally and nothing short of Trump doing an about-face and supporting gun control will cause the NRA to withdraw its endorsement, or stop spending millions of dollars in support of his candidacy.

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