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Unformatted text preview: Orientalism is the act of seeing people today as their ancestors were. People that look at Arabs or Muslims through Orientalism see the history of those people. Even though a person's ancestors may have been violent, that person may not be. Orientalism skews a person's perceptions and that person tends to not see any change in behavior, causing that person to believe that, since Arabs were vicious in the past, they must still be violent today. To promote tolerance in their own towns, people can correct someone when they hear a bias statement being made, as long as there is no danger of harm. The easiest way to change people's perceptions of others is to lead by example. By simply speaking to people that have been discriminated against can help others see that there is nothing wrong. Treating everyone equally can deter others from being callous and prejudicial....
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- Spring '10