The Growing Epidemic of “Islamophobia” in America: Social Change through Appreciative Inquiry

By Emad Rahim.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Many Muslims in America and in other countries have experienced increased discrimination and violence from non-Muslims. This fear and hatred, termed “Islamophobia,” exhibits the characteristics of an epidemic as described by Gladwell (2002). Like an epidemic, fear and hatred against Muslims are spreading and growing at an alarming rate. This article addresses the phenomenon of Islamophobia and discusses ideas for social change through appreciative inquiry as exercised by organizations.

Keywords: Islamophobia, Muslim, Interfaith, Diversity, Appreciative Inquiry, Epidemic

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.239-246. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 638.740KB).

Dr. Emad Rahim

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Morrisville State College, Syracuse, NY, USA

Dr. Emad Rahim is an Assistant Professor at Morrisville State College and a management consultant at Global i365 LLC., where he specializes in diversity management and executive leadership services. He is also a Core Faculty member at Colorado Technical University and Walden University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in management. He has managed a diverse portfolio of business related projects for cross-functional organizations, sponsored by both public and private organizations. He has several articles published in peer review journals and presented in national and international conferences on the topic of project management, change management, diversity, leadership and not-for-profit programming.

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