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Inside African-American Muslim Polygamy

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Inside African-American Muslim Polygamy

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Inside African-American Muslim Polygamy

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Yesterday, a grand jury in Texas indicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs on felony sexual assault charges.

The news once again put the spotlight on the practice of polygamy in the United States.

For more on polygamy in African-American Muslim communities, Farai Chideya speaks with Debra Majeed, an associate professor and chair of philosophy in religious studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Then, we hear from Kathleen Heath, an associate professor of anthropology at Indiana State University. Heath lived with polygamists in the Southwest as part of her doctoral research.

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