Abercrombie hijab firing highlights Muslim concern about discrimination
M. Lipka, Pew Research Center
Discrimination, Human rights, Islamophobia
Research report / thesis / dissertation

Lipka, M. (2013, September 11). Abercrombie hijab firing highlights Muslim concern about discrimination. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/09/11/abercrombie-hijab-firing-highlights-muslim-concern-about-discrimination/ 


Discrimination is an important problem facing Muslims in America. This article explores the case of Hani Khan, a young woman who experienced discrimination at the workplace as she was fired from Abercrombie and Fitch for refusing to remove her hijab. A survey is included in the article that highlights issues faced by Muslim Americans such as discrimination, negative views about Muslim/Islam, ignorance about Islam, and religious/cultural issues between Muslim and non-Muslims. Another survey also suggests that younger Muslim Americans encountered greater hostility compared to older Muslim Americans.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: “Binded Document” by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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