Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, a scholar-artist-activist at Purdue University, joins us this week to discuss her book, “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States.” The cultural blind spots around our conception of Muslims and hip-hop. What it means to be “raised in blackness” in America. The danger of depictions of Muslim “foreignness” and “brownness.” The rise of Islamophobia post-9/11 and it’s existence prior to 2001. The various ways African-Americans have embraced “orthodox” muslim practice in service of black liberation.

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