Since the March 15 attacks in Christchurch, there has been raised awareness and new and strong enthusiasm to understand the experiences of the Muslim minority community. This exploratory paper investigates the perceived discrimination as experienced by Muslims or those who identify with coming from a Muslim background and who work at New Zealand universities. Using a questionnaire, we surveyed the experiences of perceived discrimination of Muslim staff working at universities across the country and the impact it has had on the wellbeing of these members of the society. The study concludes that a significant minority perceive themselves as targets of discrimination within their workplace and even more people while not being directly impacted acknowledge that there is discrimination. This study hopes to raise awareness of the extent of discrimination perceived by Muslims with the hope of encouraging government and ministers to investigate the issue in more depth and providing guidelines for organizations.


Creator | Kaihanga
Neda Salahshour and Eric Boamah
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
Racism, Discrimination, Education, Workplace, New Zealand, University, Teritiary
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been formally reviewed for publication by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Neda Salahshour & Eric Boamah (2020) Perceived Discrimination as Experienced by Muslims in New Zealand Universities, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 40:3, 497-512, DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2020.1819130

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