(Aired December 15, 2016)
Description: This podcast explores stories of when Muslims and non-Muslims try to communicate, and it backfires. Act II will be particularly relevant to those teaching education courses. This act considers the story of a Muslim family that moves from the West Bank to suburban America and faces anti-Muslim sentiment in the wake of 9/11. In particular, the act investigates the daughter’s experience facing school sanctioned anti-Muslim sentiment as a 4th grader and the toll that it takes on her and her family. For more on this story, listen to the 10-minute follow-up podcast, “Bad Teacher”: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/445/ten-years-in/act-five.
Topics/Themes: Religion in schools