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Hate Crimes Issue Brief: Violence Against Middle Eastern Americans

Mendez, Brennon Keen; Smith, Raymond Arthur

A review of the political factors, cultural misconceptions, and media biases that contribute to the disproportionate targeting of Muslim Americans or Americans perceived as Muslim in religiously-motivated hate crimes, drawing on statistics collected by federal agencies—the FBI—and leading publications—the Washington Post.

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Political Science
Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
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November 2, 2015
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