Unformatted text preview: United States citizens and are upheld to be positive participants in society. Orientalism is viewed as the representation or misrepresentation of the eastern cultures by the western cultures through the arts, writings and designs. A few examples of Orientalism include being behind technologically, having religious extremism and being dense in their thoughts and ways. Due to these characteristics and false perceptions of the eastern world, hate crimes are geared towards these groups mostly out of ignorance and fear of the unknown being the people of this nationality. In order to create tolerance and to reduce prejudice within the community, we must reach out the one another and get to know those that have been stereotyped against and instill in our children that everyone is created equal and educate them on their history to encourage knowledge and understanding of one another regardless of their interests, faith and originality....
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- Spring '09
- Islam, M iddle East nations, iddle East nations