It’s difficult to think of a Muslim character in media. Oftentimes Muslim characters or plots involving the Middle East primarily involve radical Islam or terrorism.
The Coven searched and found some examples of much needed positive representation of Muslims, but along the way found some not so good positive stereotypes, inaccuracies, and whitewashing. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia, anyone?
Shows dealing with national security like Homeland are a big part of this problem, but movies have often been at fault. We discuss this, one Arab actor’s experience in type casting, and how important positive representation is on this episode of The Coven.
Hosts: Daley Wilhelm, Courtney Tuchman, Matthew Yapp
Logo by: Meghan Duffy and Daley Wilhelm
Music by: Jack McGinnis
Edited by: Daley Wilhelm
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