The general argument made by Jamie Dailey in “Modern- day Witch Hunts: Broadly targeting the Muslim Community is antithetical to America’s founding ideas” is that after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 the Muslim Community seems to be targeted. More specifically, Dailey is stating that the irrational fear and paranoia present in American Society causes racial and religious discrimination of the Muslims. Dailey writes about mosques, which are Islamic places of worship, and how they have been recently targeted. Dailey writes, “ In Glendale, Arizona, a bottle filled with acid was thrown at a mosque while mosque officials stood nearby. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, protestors picketed a mosque celebrating Ramadan and shouted slurs”
Colorism is defined as a practice of discrimination among African Americans against other African Americans because of their skin complexion, for instance being too light or too dark. Colorism plays a large role in the low self-esteem in the African American community, from individuals, relationships, and employment. Colorism can cause psychological effects. Children are more affected because skin biased develops at a younger age. This form of racism dates to slavery and has been passed through various elements of our culture. Since the American slavery, darker skinned African Americans have always received harsher treatment than those of lighter complexion. Differences in skin color,
From an early age I have always had an interest in the legal system, as a child of divorcees the legal system has always had an impact on my life. I have always dreamed about being a family lawyer and have hoped that through hard work and dedication I could make my dream a reality; enter law school, successfully complete the bar exam and utilize my knowledge of the law to help those who may otherwise be left in the cold by the legal system. As I have grown older I have a new understanding of the realities of just how difficult it will be to make my dreams a reality.
Living in New York City for my entire life, I felt personally connected to this speech. Former Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, in the eyes of many, was not the most sympathetic person during his many years in office. This is why his speech supporting the proposed mosque near ground zero, recalling the first responders who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, attacks, shocked so many people.
This piece aims at bringing about a better understanding of Islamophobia and the current conception of Islam in the western world, the reasons behind this phenomenon, influencers to the rise of Islamophobia, its consequences, and eventually provides many resolutions to bring about an end to the trend.
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”. Isn’t that injustice towards everyone non-white? One thing I know is that the internet doesn’t seem to think that.
When a large company begins hiring they try to pick an individual that would be perfect for their store and customers. Many large companies try to avoid hiring individuals that face hate around the world, they do this because they want customers to feel safe around the store. And since some people believe that muslims are “terrorist” and cause “terrorism” many companies avoid hiring an individual that comes from an islamic background. In the New York Times, Steven Greenhouse stated “On Sept. 1, the commission filed a case against Abercrombie & Fitch, the fashionable clothing retailer, accusing it of discrimination for refusing to hire an 18-year-old Muslim because she was wearing a head scarf” (New York Times). From this passage we can see that muslims face racism in their daily lives, a muslim girl could not get a job because of the way she was dressed. Does this sound like equality? Was she given her rights being a U.S citizen? This relates to The Crucible, because the innocent individuals that were accused of practicing witchcraft were not being treated equal. Those men and women were not given any rights they deserved, they were treated like animals by the judges and court
The issue of racial bias against Middle Eastern Americans in the United States has only worsened as time has gone on. Racial profiling, harassment, and unfair treatment are only a few types of abuse that Middle Easterners have had to face on a day to day basis which has stirred up anger and irritation in American society. This is a serious problem because if people are treated unequally then we are no longer the “land of the free” and society cannot move forward if we have racism holding us back. There is also a global and political aspect to this in the sense that Middle Eastern countries would choose against being allies with us due to the amount of hatred they receive in the United States. This discrimination was at first believed to stem
The safety of native born Muslim immigrants was fragile for the first few years after September 11. Higher levels of discrimination have been found in the Chicago area, which had the highest number of reported hate crimes in the nation. Harassment and hate crimes happened more in southwest suburbs of Chicago, which was an area high in Muslim concentration. This would explain why many Muslim American’s have encountered hate, mainly due to their extensive presence. Many of these crimes relate to woman wearing a hijab. The threat of a woman wearing a hijab presents that they conform to a set of values that are interpreted as “un-American”. Often one’s own demeaning stereotype can rationalize their behavior against a minority group. Common American
In 1995, at the University of Georgia Kent Anderson Leslie, published her first book called “Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893”. The book is about a Girl names Amanda America Dickson who was born to a slave mother Julia Dickson and a white popular planter David Dickson. When Julia was 13 years old David who was in his forties at the time raped her and that turned into Julia getting pregnant. Amanda was born November 20,1849 and given to her father David and her grandmother Elizabeth Dickson. Her mother decided to give her up because she wanted her to be born free and not have to live the life she has had to live. Growing up Amanda was treated like a typical child of a planter. She was given everything
Women of color are the most targeted, prosecuted, and imprisoned women in the country and rapidly increasing their population within the prison systems. According to Nicholas Freudenberg, 11 out of every 1000 women will end up incarcerated in their lifetime, the average age being 35, while only five of them are white, 15 are Latinas, and 36 are black. These two groups alone make up 70 percent of women in prison, an astonishing rate compared to the low percentage comprise of within the entire female population in the country (1895). Most of their offenses are non-violent, but drug related, and often these women come from oppressive and violent backgrounds, where many of their struggles occurred directly within the home and from their own family.
In New York City, there has been a rapid increase of racism against Muslims especially after 9/11. Many people have discriminated against Muslims after 9/11 mainly because they are vulnerable and look to the cause on how it started. It's not fair to look down upon Muslims about this event because not all Muslims are the same. NYC feels like anyone can terrorize the city and practically destroy it when it's almost impossible, especially with all these security buffs lately. The US stands for freedom and that freedom includes freedom of culture and religion so it is not fair for us to take it away from Muslims.
A phobia, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. As a young person, hearing the word “Islamophobia” perplexed me to no end. It was difficult for me to comprehend how some people could have a “phobia” of other people. And like the definition states, I was curious as to how they could explain their hatred or have logic behind their bias. The Center for American Progress defines Islamophobia as an exaggerated fear, hatred, and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that is preserved by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, discrimination, and the marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political, and civic life.
In the documentary, Renee fights against what people see as culture acceptance and demonstrates that black female models are just as capable and beautiful as white female models. According to the Oxford Dictionary, racial discrimination is concept that is described to be when a person is being treated less favourable than the other person in a similar situation because of their race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin. In relation to the fashion industry, racial discrimination occurs when other racial diverse models are being rejected in the fashion environment due to the colour of their skin. The colour of your skin can have an effect on the decisions involved in selecting model for runway shows. In the fashion industry, Elizabeth
Prejudices and hate speech have been around since the beginning of human society. The effects have been long recorded, analyzed, and documented. Hate speech can have a toxic effect, and cause victims to self hate.