Ep. 74 | Dr. Amin Asfari on being a Muslim in post 9/11 America
Dr. Amin Asfari, Campbell University alumnus and criminal justice professor, has co-authored a study on first- and second-generation Muslim assimilation in the United States in The Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs. Asfari’s mixed-method study – constructed using segmented assimilation theory, suggests that biased public policies, prejudice toward Muslim communities, and lack of a significant co-ethnic community are primary barriers preventing some Muslims from integrating into American culture. He joins hosts Billy Liggett and Kate Stoneburner on Rhymes With Orange to talk about his study, and his own life before and after Sept. 11, 2001.