Securing whiteness? Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the securitization of Muslims in education

Damian Breen, Nasar Meer

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Abstract

This article revisits Critical Race Theory and brings it’s explanatory capacity to bear on the contemporary racialization of Muslims in Europe, most specifically the experience of British Muslim communities in education. The article argues that CRT can provide a theoretically fruitful means of gauging the ways in which anti-Muslim discrimination might be engendered through various strategies around securitization. In a social and political context characterized by a hyper-vigilance of Muslim educators in particular, the article concludes that applying CRT allows us to explore how a general latent whiteness is given political content through a particular racialization of Muslims.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-613
Number of pages19
JournalIdentities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
Volume26
Issue number5
Early online date3 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • British Muslims
  • securitization
  • Critical Race Theory
  • interest convergence
  • fundamental British values
  • whiteness

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