Old-Fashioned Racism, Contemporary Islamophobia, and the Isolation of Muslim Americans in the Age of Trump

@article{Lajevardi2018OldFashionedRC,
  title={Old-Fashioned Racism, Contemporary Islamophobia, and the Isolation of Muslim Americans in the Age of Trump},
  author={Nazita Lajevardi and Kassra A. R. Oskooii},
  journal={The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics},
  year={2018},
  volume={3},
  pages={112 - 152}
}
Abstract While extant research has documented the existence of negative attitudes toward Muslim Americans, it is unclear whether old-fashioned racism (OFR) is at the root of contemporary Islamophobia, and whether beliefs in the inherent inferiority of Muslims are linked to support for political actors and policies that aim to further isolate them. Bringing to bear a unique dataset of 1,044 white, black, Latino, and Asian participants, we demonstrate that a nontrivial portion of survey… 
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