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Transcript of Islamophobia
Education address this issue? What do you think are
the consequences of Islamophobia? Statistics Police-reported hate crime in Canada 2009 and 2010 Through a Political Lens Ministry of Education released “The Ontario Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy” in 2009 Tristan Poon
Chen Xing Yang Presented By: Agenda Introduction
Through a Political Lens
Education and It's Implications
Conclusion Police-reported hate crimes by Type of Motivation 29% 54% 52% 13% 16% 4% Police-reported religiously motivated hate crimes, by Type of Religion Canada, 2009 and 2010 Canada, 2009 and 2010 Victims and people accused of police-reported hate crimes, by Age Group Canada 2010 71.8% 55.4% 9% 14.1% 8.2% 13.6% 11.0% 16.8% 2.7% 4.9% 3.3% 2.9% 2.0% 0.8% Prejudice against or an irrational fear towards Muslims Islamophobia: Around the World: As of September 2, 2004, religious symbols and apparel in public schools are not to be worn.
eg. Muslim headscarves, Sikh turbans, Jewish skullcaps, and large Christian crosses.
As of April 11, 2011, it is illegal to wear any face-covering veils or other masks in public places.
eg. Streets, shops, museums, public transportation, and parks.
Veils such as scarves and other headwear that do not cover the face can be worn.
There is a fine of up to €150, and/or a participation in a citizenship education course for those who violate this law. In France: In Belgium:
Similar laws to the ones passed in France have also been passed in Belgium. As of March 24, 2010, face coverings are banned in public and government buildings in Quebec due to Bill 94.
As Quebec's Premier, at the time, Jean Charest reminds us, "If you are someone employed by the state and you deliver a service, you will deliver it with your face uncovered... If you are a citizen who receives services, you will receive them with your face uncovered."
As of December 12, 2011, any face-covering garments must be removed before a person can recite the oath of citizenship to become Canadians. In Canada: What is ISLAMOPHOBIA? Islamophobia VS. Anti-Muslim Racism Why is this important? Why is this important as educators?
Why is this important as people striving for an equitable society? Canada, 2009 and 2010 Police-reported hate crimes by Type of Race/Ethnicity 38% 39.3% 10.4% 10.9% 12.7% 9.7% 9.8% 6.0% 4.7% 5.2% 3.6% 2.5% 13.3% 15.5% 7.6% 10.9% In 2009 87% of the population of Canada
In 2010 99% of the population of Canada Western Asia Southeast Asia South Asia Islam Around the World East Asia ISLAMOPHOBIA What do you think are
the causes of Islamophobia? stereotypes and ignorance
prejudice against Muslims especially since 9/11
Media, “war on terror”
misrepresentation or lack of accurate knowledge
viewed as extremist with an agenda Causes of Islamophobia: Forms of discriminations: whether its students and teachers being discriminated
systemic or individual act of discrimination
insults, physical abuse
threats, vandalism, derogatory comments, joking about the faith, spreading lies Consequences of discrimination:
disengagement from school activities;
not fulfilling their potential;
drop out/school refusal; Support educators in removing discrimination, to ensure the success of all students
Allows the public to trust in the school system
Society flourishes, diversity is our strength, views become boarder Implications for prospective teachers: Awareness of stereotypes, in you, your students, institutions, and society
Work with your school board/administration: plan events that raises awareness
Encourage discussion in your classroom
Safe environment in the classroom What kind of activities can
a teacher implement in his or her
classroom to create a safer environment? As educators we need to be aware of: What is the underlying issue here? Questions/Further Comments? Twitter Activity! References: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/12/12/pol-kenney-citizenship-rules.html
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11635-eng.htm Thank you for listening!