Current events have us thinking about the way terrorism is portrayed in the media, particularly when it comes to stories involving Muslim characters.
Hollywood rarely acknowledges Muslims’ contributions to society (e.g., centuries of inventions) and the impact of colonialization and imperialism on Muslims the world over. This practice, along with falsely depicting Muslims as violent, dehumanizes them as a people.
Far right terrorists, not Muslim extremists, have been responsible for 73% of domestic terrorism fatalities from 2009 through 2018, per a 2019 study by the Anti-Defamation League.
Reducing Muslims to only negative stereotypes has led to devastating consequences such as hate crimes against Muslims, Sikhs, and other non-Muslims, and oppressive government policies (e.g., the Muslim Ban).
We teamed up with @MuslimARC @mpac_national @GDIGM and @Storyline_ to put together a factsheet centered on the Muslim community. These fast facts should serve as the first step in a deep dive for authentic representation.
You can find our #WriteInclusion factsheets and contact information for our partner orgs at:

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity

Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @WriteInclusion

13 Jan
Did you know that disabled people make up one of the U.S. largest minority groups -- 26% of the population, 1 in 4 adults -- but are some of the least represented characters on the screen?
On the rare occasion that disability is portrayed, characters are often seen as less- than, lacking, and exploited as objects of pity, which further marginalizes disabled people.
In conjunction with @DREDF@GDIGM and @Storyline_ we put together a factsheet about the disabled community -- including more stories we want to see on the screen. These are at a glance fast facts that should serve as the first step in a deep dive for authentic representation.
Read 4 tweets
12 Jan
Like y'all, we've been watching the news. A LOT. It's full of anti-immigrant rhetoric and false and misleading information about migrants. Representation in TV shows also reinforces these harmful myths.
Migrants are depicted as the “other” or outsiders, though they’re integral community members. They’re also repeatedly portrayed as criminals and sometimes as violent.
These harmful depictions and misrepresentations fuel the public’s belief that migrants deserve the cruel treatment they receive (e.g., imprisoned in inhumane detention centers and torn from their families).
Read 5 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!