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The Heartbreaking Realities of Stereotyping Being an Arab does not mean I am a terrorist, and it does not mean I hate Americans. Unfortunately, to some people it does. This causes a lot of problems for me and other people. This does not affect Arabs only but all kinds of other ethnicities; African-Americans have been suffering from this problem for centuries. Stereotyping is a big issue; people should start seeing me as an individual rather than an Arab. One ignorant stereotype is assuming that everyone with a beard is a terrorist. “A Sikh cab driver was brutally assaulted by a passenger over the Thanksgiving weekend. Sukhvir Singh's attacker threatened to kill him, calling him a "terrorist" as he punched and bit Mr. Singh, pulling clumps of hair from his head,” (Newswire 2). In this quote Newswire talks about a person so uneducated that he attacked a person that has nothing to do with Arabs let alone terrorists. Just because Sikhs grow beards for their religion, people automatically assume that they are terrorists. Another problem that leads to stereotyping is what we see on TV. Husseini and Khouri agree by saying, “The Disney movie, “ G.I. Jane ” features a gratuitous end sequence with star Demi Moore and her Navy Seal chums on a rampage killing Arabs. Once again scores of
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2008 for the course ENG 103 taught by Professor Thorpe during the Spring '08 term at Drexel.

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