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Jack Shaheen
Born 1935 (age 82–83)

Jack Shaheen is Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University. He was also a consultant on Middle East affairs for CBS News. He studies portrayals of Arabs and Islam in American media. He mainly addresses stereotypical images of racial and ethnic groups. His presentations contend that stereotypes do not exist in a vacuum, that hurtful caricatures of Asians, blacks, Latinos and others, impact us all. He researches why such portraits persist, and suggests ways of countering such misperceptions.

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