Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

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There are many differences between Muslims and Arabs, some more obvious than others, but the most defined characteristics are Muslims are a religious groups and Arabs are an ethnic group. Muslims are followers of the Islamic faith and they believe in Allah. Some women prefer to wear the traditional head cover. This is a sign of modesty and to show respect. And some men wear a skullcap or Kofi based on tradition. Arabs are an ethnic group, who are identified more by their culture, linguistic or genealogical grounds. Orientalism the simplistic view of the people and history of the Orient with no recognition of change over time or the diversity within its many cultures (Schaefer 2006). To simply say, in which one sees people as “the other. Examples would be confusing Chinese and Asians or one of my most common mistakes is Mexicans and Puerto Ricans. These people are commonly stigmatized. After 9/11, some of the changes the United States made to policies concerning the
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Unformatted text preview: treatment of Muslim and Arabic members were implementing programs that caused more harm to Arab and Muslims. There were more detentions centers and many were deported back to their native lands. Airports put more security measures in place that stereotyped Muslims and Arabs and anyone of the Islamic descent. In my city of Schaumburg, starting in kindergarten, the school system started introducing a there are no differences policy. And its sad to say but the kids have a better tolerance and there are no prejudices amongst them, more than the parents. I see kids of all ethnic groups, as best friends daily. According to my boys, none of their friends see color as an issue. We can all do our part to reduce prejudice and promote tolerance. Just like Morris Dees and his law partner Joe Levin did by taking civil rights based cases (Dees, 2010). Take a stand and be proud of what you believe in. People need no not be afraid to stand up and help out....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course IT 242 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '11 term at Art Inst. Phoenix.

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