I really learned a lot from recording and editing this week’s episode of The RightsCast. I interview Professor Khaled Beydoun (Barry) about the way the legal system — both historically and today — constructs Arab American identity. In particular, we talk about the conflation of “Arab American” and “Muslim American” — a highly misleading conflation given that about two thirds of Arab Americans are Christian.
We recorded the original conversation a few weeks ago, and then in light of the recent string of hate crimes against Muslims and Arab Americans we recorded an addendum. So the first half hour is the original conversation; if you’re more interested in current events, you can fast forward to the thirty minute mark or so.
Check it out: