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Unformatted text preview: A couple of distinguishing attributes to Orientalism are inscrutability, religious extremism and being backward culturally, scientifically and in technology (Yahoo, 2011). Many individuals fear cultures they do not understand. People generally do not try to understand other cultures; this is what causes most hate crimes against Arabs and Muslim groups. Individuals can promote tolerance in their communities by educating others. People must understand that the Arab and Muslim communities are not behind what terrorists have done. The terrorists attacks carried out in previous years, just like any other American citizen, horrified the majority of Arab and Muslim citizens. Arabs & Muslims 3 References Schaefer, R. T. (2006). Racial and Ethnic Groups (10th ed.). : Prentice-Hall. Yahoo. (2011). associatedcontent . Retrieved from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1210466/characteristics_of_orientalism_preju dice.html...
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