Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination.
We are pleased to announce that the September submission in Directions comes from Dr. Naved Bakali. “Muslim Youth Experiences in Quebec Secondary Schools: Race, Racialization, and the 'Dangerous Muslim Man’” was first published in New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences in 2016. Guided by Critical Race Theory, Bakali conducted the study outlined in this paper, to investigate how Muslim youth experiences in Quebec secondary schools have been impacted by values promoted in Quebec in the post 9/11 context between 2006-2013. The interviews of six Muslim men who attended Quebec secondary schools during this time were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed. In addition to illustrating Muslim men’s experiences of anti-Muslim racism in educational institutions, the data derived from this brings to light the complexity of prejudices people may have.
Dr. Naved Bakali is an Assistant Professor of Education at the American University of Dubai and a non-Resident Research Fellow with Trends Research and Advisory. In addition to having a PhD in Educational Studies from McGill University, he also completed an MA in Culture and Values in Education from McGill and a B.Comm from Concordia University. Bakali is very much involved with community-based activism with a background in various charitable and non-profit projects and being a research associate with the Obat Helpers Canada. His research and research interests encompass anti-Muslim racism (Islamophobia), critical race theory, and Muslim youth identity, looking towards the ultimate goal of understanding and developing practical approaches to social justice education in diverse learning environments and structures.
Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of the CRRF’s mission to strengthen Canadian values and build a united Canadian community. Articles are aligned with the articulated themes of race, racism, and discrimination - in all forms - in Canada an approximately one article will be published per month.
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