Prejudice against American Jews, Catholics, and now Muslims has looked surprising similar through the decades. Take our “Same Fears, Same Smears” Quiz on Buzzfeed (linked below) to see how rhetoric about religious minorities has compared throughout American history.
To learn more about the similarities between Islamophobia and other forms of prejudice, check out these Bridge Initiative resources:
- Attacks on Muslims You Haven’t Heard About
- “Obama is a Muslim” and Other Presidential Panics
- Anti-Muslim Prejudice in American is Nothing New
- Blurred Lines: The Dangers of Confusing Race & Religion After 9/11
Photos: (Above) 1876 anti-Catholic cartoon by Thomas Nast, depicting bishops as crocodiles descending on public school children; (Right) Cartoons from different periods of American history depicting fears of Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim “take-over” of the country.