An Ethnographic Study Of Youth Organizations And Solidarity During The War On The Terror

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In Sunaina Marr Maira, The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on the Terror, is an ethnographic study of youth organizations and solidarity to understand the mobilization of Muslim youth in different communities in the Bay Area. After 9/11, many Muslim, Arabs, and South Asians increased in partaking in political subjectivity and orientation related to Islamophobia, global politics in the Middle East, and US policies. Many Muslim students took part in youth organizations as according to Sabina, a young Indian American in Santa Clara, states “After 9/11, our narrative became hijacked … We cannot rely on the concepts, opinions, and stories of oppressor. Our narrative is to fight against colonialism and oppression” (74, Maira). Through the narrative of politics, we will discuss the objectives of the Muslim youth who want to remove the misogyny of Muslims and Arabs that has been shown in mainstream media, and through orientalists. Since 9/11 the Muslim communities have been subject to harassment and racism through racial profiling, discrimination in workplaces, threats, assaults targeting anyone affiliated with the Muslim culture. They were also a fear in different communities (Muslims, Arab Americans, Sikhs, and South Asians) of raising their voice due to a lack of cooperation by government officials such as the FBI and local authorities who were gathering data and using surveillance to capture those who were a threat. In Nadine Naber, Rules of Forced…

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