There will always be people seeking freedom in the States. No matter where they’re from. They come here to hopefully start over and have a better life than they did in their previous home country. Some of the first immigrants were forced here. Then they were coming mostly from eastern europe and asia.
Arab women’s way of life and gender roles they play in the United States has been coupled with much of their culture preservation and responsibility in trying to bring a future generation that follows and sticks to the religion and religious’ doctrines, as according, most of the Arab race being the dominant in Islam as their religion of pride. Arab women in the United States have always tried might and mail in proving to follow in the latter the religion they have opted for the length to be favorable to them, even as they face many challenges and living in a country where most of the population is from other religions, hence being the minority religion but this has not barred them to work harder in passing it to the future generation. The
In the CNN article “Muslim hearings recall my life in internment camps,” Rep. Michael Honda claims that during his experience in internment in World War II, the people were treated like cattles. Regardless of whether they were born in America or patriotic Americans and obeying the law, and providing to the American economy, they were considering at the enemies during the war. Yet, there was no reasonable answer for them to be imprisoned. After 65 years, the devastating event of September 11 happened and the similar experience of Rep. Michael Honda had reoccurred, but this time, it was targeting the Muslim Americans. Honda briefly described his experience during the internment camps in the beginning of the article.
Anissa Janine Wardi’s “Terrorists, Madmen, and Religious Fanatics?: Revisiting Orientalism and Racist Rhetoric” presents a very detailed description about racism in America. She frames her argument by focusing on how certain members of the media immediately attributed the Oklahoma City bombing to “Arabs.” As well, Wardi describes how popular culture (movies) is reinforcing racism in America. Wardi examines both the reasoning behind such assumptions as well as the effects that such assumptions can have on a very specific group of American citizens: Arab Americans.
Everyone knows where they were when they first found out. Every TV in America tuned in to see the plane crash into the tower in a fiery explosion. As the Twin Towers fell at 10:00 a.m., fear rose in the hearts of millions of Americans. Emotions running high, they lashed out at the first target that came to mind. Unfortunately, they chose the religion of the terrorists and not the group.
Islamophobia. A serious, distressing issue in our world. It is supposedly prejudiced against Islam or Muslims, but is it really? Every terrorist attack caused by any bearded man of colour is known as “Islamic terrorism” but if the attack is caused by a white man, he suddenly becomes “mentally unstable”.
In Thomas Paine’s book, Rights of Man, he depicts America as being brought together by diversity. Paine claims: “the poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged… Their taxes are few…there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.” America is considered a “melting pot,” due to the vast amount of diversity . Since 1492, people from all over the world come to the land of opportunity.
The immigrants’ countries of origin have changed over time. “The greatest migration of Jews to the United States occurred around the end of the nineteenth century and was simultaneous with the great” (textbook, 305). Jews left Germany because of restrictive laws, economic hardship, and the failure of movements. They saw Americans as an opportunity for a place of economic and social gathering. “Ethnic and racial identification can be positive or negative.
The main reason for immigration has remained economic opportunity, the appeal of better land or a better job. Before 1920, about 30 percent of all immigrants to the United States later returned to their native country. Some immigrants intend to stay in a new country temporarily and then go back home. But others go back because they find adjusting to a new society too difficult. (Source: The World Book Encyclopedia, Volume 10, Page 82).
Multilingual education in the United States goes back further than most would think. Growing up I was only taught English, until the fourth and fifth grade when we were allowed to take french classes if our grades were high enough. It is crazy to think that I can still remember some french. Learning another language has more advantages than disadvantages. Wouldn't you want to be able to travel the world one day, and actually be able to communicate with people that speak languages other than English.