Week 5 CheckPoint - Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination ETH125

Week 5 CheckPoint - Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination ETH125

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Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs. According to research and news reports within the past 2 years, what are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arabic members of society? List two to three characteristics of Orientalism. How may Orientalism and prejudice contribute to hate crimes against these groups? Muslim and Arabs are often confused to be the same. However, there is a significant difference between these two groups. Arabs are from a specific nationality and are able to practice any religion they choose without restraint. Muslims come from the civilization of Islam and are only allowed to practice the Muslim religion. It is debatable as to whether the United States has treated Muslims or Arabs with moral practices. According to a report put out by the National Commissions on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States website, the cures for economic and political acceptance, as well as equal opportunities and rights for women must come from within the Muslim community.
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Unformatted text preview: Support for such developments is essential. The United States seems to be trying to keep stereotypes away from these cultures, especially because of the 9/11 incident. Orientalism has many characteristics. One of them can be easily detected within the term itself, orient. The orient is a wide spread geographical region which contains various cultures including the Middle East and Asia. Other characteristics are the religious extremism and being backward culturally, scientifically and in technology. A few reasons that may cause hate crimes because of orientalism and prejudice are lack of understanding, differences in culture and religion, and negative historical events such as 9/11. Teaching anti-biased education from an early age enforces children to grow up with tolerance towards other cultures and maybe without any prejudice. Keeping diversity in one's town or city and seeing people as individuals instead of members of certain groups implements acceptance and equality....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2010 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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