Jack Shaheen, American media critic, author and Arab-American campaigner, Died at 81


Jack G. Shaheen was born on September 21, 1935, in Clairton, Pennsylvania and died on July 10, 2017.

He was a writer and lecturer specializing in addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes.

Shaheen the author of Reel Bad Arabs (adapted to a 2006 documentary), The TV Arab (1984) and Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture (1997).

Jack Shaheen’s work focused on racism and orientalism, particularly in popular culture such as Hollywood films.

Jack has given over 1,000 lectures on the issue across the United States and on three continents

Jack Shaheen passed away at 81 years old.