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Conversion to Islam and Impact on Racial Identity

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dc.contributor.advisor Kurtz, Lester
dc.creator Alnassar, Abdullah 2022-08-03T20:18:35Z 2022-08-03T20:18:35Z 2021
dc.description.abstract Black men have converted to Islam in the United States faster than any other minority group throughout multiple generations. This dissertation utilizes a qualitative methodology to investigate this phenomenon and its subsequent impact on Black racial identity. Through nineteen in-depth interviews with Black male Muslim converts, this study uncovered six relevant themes relating to motivations for conversion and subsequent impact on racial identity. Historical, spiritual and cultural motivations were shown to create a matrix of overlapping necessities that served as motivating factors toward conversion. Liberatory themes involving conscious and subconscious racial realignment emerged as post-conversion themes regarding racial identity.
dc.format.extent 238 pages
dc.format.medium Dissertation
dc.language.iso en
dc.title Conversion to Islam and Impact on Racial Identity
dc.type Dissertation Ph.D. in Sociology Ph.D. Sociology George Mason University
dc.subject.keywords Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Religion
dc.subject.keywords Black Identity
dc.subject.keywords Black Muslim
dc.subject.keywords Conversion to Islam
dc.subject.keywords Islamic Identity
dc.subject.keywords Muslim Identity
dc.subject.keywords Racial Identity

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