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Unformatted text preview: refers to cultural influences such as performance art, fashion, painting, sculpture, and literature. To say that orientalism contributes to prejudice and hate crimes seems to me to be the same as saying - 'ignorance is bliss' if there is no influence or opinion of distant cultures we will end up demanding that foreigners only emulate their new found cultures. What may individuals do to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice in their towns and cities. Communities can reduce prejudice by leaving people alone in their thoughts and beliefs. Also by stopping the forcing of liberal views on others. In other words by practicing their own preaching and realizing that even though their ideas on civil rights may not be shared by everyone, perhaps even though someone differs in views they are no less worthy, or legitimate, nor does it make them bigots for disagreeing....
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- Fall '09
- orientalism contributes