Characteristics of Orientalism

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Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination o Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs. The difference between Arabs and Muslims are that Arabs are an Ethnic group and Muslims are a religious group. The difference is similar to White Americans and Christians. Although there are many Arabs that are Muslim many are also Christian and Buddhist. o According to research and news reports within the past 2 years, what are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arabic members of society? I don’t believe there have been any law or policy changes concerning Arab Americans and Muslim Americans. I believe this because it is illegal to discriminate against any ethnicity or religious belief in the USA. List two to three characteristics of Orientalism. How may Orientalism and prejudice contribute to hate crimes against these groups? Orientalism is a sympathy or adoption of characteristics of the east or orient. This
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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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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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