Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

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Running head: CHARACTERISTICS OF ORIENTALISM, PREJUDICE, AND 1 Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination Angel Bingham ETH/125 May 12, 2011 Thomas Messer
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CHARACTERISTICS OF ORIENTALISM, PREJUDICE, AND 2 Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination Muslims and Arabs are completely different from one another. To be a Muslim is to be a believer of Islam. To be an Arab is to be a part of a group of people who originated from the Arabian Peninsula and its neighboring territories. Because of the attack on the New York Twin Towers, American has been forming resentments toward Muslim and Arab citizens. Americans began to blame the Muslim and Arab communities for all attacks targeting the United States. Once the twin towers fell, people began attacking Muslim and Arab appearing people, mosques were vandalized, and all international born Muslim men were forced to be photographed, interviewed, and fingerprinted by the Bureau of citizenship and Immigration Services. Even though the USA Patriot Act was passed October
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