This Funny ‘Islamophobin’ PSA Is Challenging Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Editor’s Note: The use of -phobia to convey bigotry against or hatred of a thing or group can inadvertently add to the stigma against people with actual phobias.

“Does your fear of Muslims get in the way of living a normal life?”

What would it take to wipe out anti-Muslim bigotry? If only it were as simple as an over-the-counter medication like you might take for a cough or a headache!

In reality, addressing racist and anti-immigrant mentalities is more complicated than that – but with this satirical public awareness campaign from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), we can imagine what it’d be like to have a “cure” for Islamophobia.

We should note that it’s harmful to conflate violent bigotry with chronic or mental illness – in our world, systemic oppression is what’s responsible for upholding bigotry.

But this mock commercial has a strong message about what it would look like to stop viewing the world through an anti-Muslim lens, and it’s a humorous take that sure puts things in perspective.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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