Brian F. Schaffner's scientific contributions

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... With 9/11, the anti-Muslim sentiment that swept America resulted in a process of "de-Americanization" for Muslims where an "Us/Them" dichotomy manifested in discriminatory actions, stereotypical discourses and a demonizing of both Arabs and the religion of Islam (Cainkar, 2009). With Trump, his record of racist comments and discriminatory actions dates back to at least the 1970s (Graham, Green, Murphy and Richards, 2019) and through the use of racist and bigoted language, Trump amassed a wave of popular support that resulted in his winning the 2016 presidential election (Schaffner, Macwilliams, and Nteta, 2018) and is poised to earn him reelection in 2020 (Devega, 2019). This "othering" that post 9/11 America and the Trump era in politics share are exemplars of alterity, and in these cases, the demonization of persons and things different from one's self. ...