Failing victims, fuelling hate: challenging the harms of the ‘Muslim grooming gangs’ narrative

@article{Cockbain2020FailingVF,
  title={Failing victims, fuelling hate: challenging the harms of the ‘Muslim grooming gangs’ narrative},
  author={Ella Cockbain and Waqas Tufail},
  journal={Race \& Class},
  year={2020},
  volume={61},
  pages={3 - 32}
}
‘Muslim grooming gangs’ have become a defining feature of media, political and public debate around child sexual exploitation in the UK. The dominant narrative that has emerged to explain a series of horrific cases is misleading, sensationalist and has in itself promoted a number of harms. This article examines how racist framings of ‘Muslim grooming gangs’ exist not only in extremist, far-right fringes but in mainstream, liberal discourses too. The involvement of supposedly feminist and… 

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