Irshad Manji tells the story of a student she met in New York City. At a middle school for Black, Hispanic, and newly immigrant girls, the student asked a controversial question — and, in breaking her silence, realized that she wasn’t alone. (1 minute)
On “The Good Fight” podcast hosted by political scientist Yascha Mounk, Irshad Manji discusses the current climate of polarization in America. She also lays out ways to engage your “Other” so that you’re actually persuasive, not petulant or petty. (1 hour)
Many people assume that to uncover common ground with your “Other,” you have to compromise your values. Not so. In this video for NBC News, Irshad Manji explains why it’s possible to stay true to yourself even as you open up to other points of view. (3 minutes)
Writing for the online magazine Persuasion, Irshad Manji points out that diversity advocates often exclude uncomfortable perspectives in a desire to be inclusive. This contradiction drains diversity of its credibility.