Checkpoint characteristics of Orientalism, prejudice and discrimination

Checkpoint characteristics of Orientalism, prejudice and discrimination

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Checkpoint: Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice and Discrimination Muslims and Arabs are different and are often thought to be one in the same due to stereotyping. Muslims are people who practice and believe in the Islamic religion and can be from anywhere in the world and speak any language and are found for the most part in Asia. Arabs however are people of a nationality that can take on any religion but are from the Middle East nations and speak Arabian. The past few years have proved revolutionary for the United States since the commencement of the terrorist attacks in their efforts to remain unbiased towards others of the religious or nationality that was shared with the terrorists. The past 2 years in particular have been more of a reinforcement of the laws against discrimination and increasing security in airports as well as encouraging overall tolerance and acceptance of others regardless of their nationality. Those who have obtained citizenship have the same rights as all the other
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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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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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