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Unformatted text preview: The Orient describes "the Arab" as irrational, menacing, untrustworthy, anti-Western and dishonest. With these perceptions by the media and people of high political positions it is easily influenced on our culture. This is what leads to hate crimes and prejudice. Instead of openly accepting the culture and religion, we tend to turn away because of ignorance. One way to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice is through education. It is important to have knowledge on something in order to accept or fully understand. Not every Muslim is a radical and not every Arab is a terrorist. If we had the knowledge to help embrace the Arabs proud culture then we can look past the perception of the majority. Louis Whatts...
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- Spring '10