Whether it’s race, religion, gender, etc., many people encounter bigotry in different ways. Islam is one of the religions that is discriminated against the most because of the stereotypes people have brought upon it. Muslims have experienced hate crimes, the travel ban, and intense security at the airport from the assumption that all Muslims are terrorists. There have been many recent reports of people discriminating against Muslims (violently or not), proving that it’s still happening in society today. The film Remember the Titans deals with the idea of discrimination, specifically racism, in America very well.
INTRODUCTION Racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia have become a phenomenon in our society and it is affecting all people from around the world. Most of the countries cannot stop the discrimination because of history and this historic discrimination continues to weigh on the present. Racial discrimination is affecting young minority teens toady because it is now affecting their self esteem when the world around them judges them by what they see and not by what they know. Looking at xenophobia people often mistaken it with racism these two are very different, xenophobia covers any kind of fear related to an individual or group perceived as being different. This is due to different reasons I will discuss them in this research paper including
It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading. Another example of this unfortunate occurrence is one Joe Jones who was accused of “assaulting a female middle school teacher.” Jones “confessed that ‘When I was young...I was looking at what the bad people did, not the good people. I was checking out the bad things, and that helped mess up my mind’”(To Censor or not to Censor at the school library). When we allow explicit content to be present in our schools --which are supposed to be safe places of learning anyway-- we raise the risk of students committing crimes and participation in risky
His definition is more specific and related to how hate speech affected people. While interviewing fellow classmates about what they define as hate speech there were many similar definitions. Many agreed that hate speech is anything that attacks someone based on their religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Some said that hate speech makes the world a scary place because people are so harsh. This proved to support Zafar’s notion that hate speech promotes an unsafe place.
The races have a grudge against the other because of their lack of information. Another example is found in the article, “School Climate Assessment”, it shows how in the high schools of Pocatello that the students there have seen prejudice against almost everyone in their school. They see people disliking colored people and hating those who don’t fit their version of the world. People
However, this quote is, “Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable.” In the last question, I asked my interviewee to describe a memory when they felt like people in your school were being racist to you. She responded that at the end of the school day, after the bell rang, people would yell slanderous remarks about her race. She knew it was only happening then because the halls were filled and she wouldn’t have a clue who was making the comments. She was faced with dealing with things that made her uncomfortable
Although it has been considered a classic literature by several readers, the novel still remains in the top list of the banned books. The novel’s profanity, racial content, and its references to rape have provoked many readers to challenge the novel and lead to its removal from school classrooms and libraries. Many readers have disagreed to letting the novel be used in the classroom due to its vulgar language that is evident throughout the book. Expressions such as ‘nigger’ and ‘damn’ are used repeatedly which most find extremely offensive especially to young readers. The fact that the characters in the book are children and are the ones using the profane phrases has left many questioning the novel and not wanting their children to find such expressions as acceptable (Why Was it
Of course, not every white policeman or policewoman is racist or targeting people of color, but often people overlook the details and start arguments about the little things. This has lead to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has thankfully helped spread awareness of the issue at hand. Another issue is discrimination because of religion. Recently, the most attacked group of religious people is Muslims. Because of ISIS, too many Americans think that all Muslims are dangerous terrorists, which is completely untrue.
We are strength. We are determination. We have successfully explored today the methods of discrimination that our school and its staff members use against us female students. The learning environment we are surrounded by hs not proven itself successful and takes its toll on us. The teachers are also taking part in this silent crusade launched against us.
But, why the racial hatred between people still exists. And, what really is “the foreign”, and what effect does it have on young people and young adults. Many people not aware of how much racism still exists in schools workforces and many other places in social lives are occurring. It is obvious that racism is bad as it was many decades ago; it sure has not gone away. Racism very much exists, and it is about time that people need to start thinking about the instigation and solution to this matter.
One of the biggest issues in our country today is terrorism. Many Americans are surrounded by fear of potential attacks and many more have ideas and perceptions of Muslims rooted in their mind. Yet these thoughts play a major role in racism and islamophobia, thoughts that could contribute to more terrorism, and more harmful impacts on our Muslim brothers and sisters. Muslim communities have been under intense surveillance, mapping and identifying neighborhoods where many Muslims preside. Kamalakar Duvvuru, who teaches the New Testament in India, says, “In 2007 the Los Angeles Police Department [LAPD] launched an extensive mapping program to identify Muslim enclaves across the city.
In Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 the author states, “Arabs are caught between Census categories (where they appear as "white") and reality, between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ (Suhay136). Because of 9/11 many Arab/Muslim Americans are placed into another category, resulting in many Arab/Muslims feeling unwanted in their own lands even though they hold US passports. Often times the 9/11 attacks is said to have united the Americans, but many Muslim/Arab Americans who lived in the US for many years were not allowed to share the same grief many Americans did, but instead, many Muslim Americans were looked upon as terrorists
There are many fake assumptions that people from the US assume about muslim people. People think since one person did something bad that everyone of that religion is the same. Now muslim people can have a harder time getting onto planes because they now have to deal with stereotypes caused by events like 911. Altho some muslims can fit under those assumptions, it doesn 't mean that every muslim does. Not all americans make this assumption either.
Images of Muslims are constantly recycling in American culture, whether accurate or neutral, images of Muslims presented in mainstream media and cultural forms are usually tied to terrorism. Although they existed before, stereotypes have emerged since 9/11. The reaction to them has increased, they are seen in movies, news media, political debates, and it distorts the way every Muslim is now seen. Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin in Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and representation after 9/11, suggest that Muslims tend to always appear as a problematic presence whenever they are represented.Stereotyping fixes certain characteristics, Muslims are now stigmatized as a threatening to society. Agreeing with what Morey and Yaqin have to say, Mohammed Saleem and Michael Thomas studied the reporting of September 11th terrorist attacks in textbooks and found that Muslim Americans are misrepresented.
According to an article on CNN, Muslims only make up less than one percent of the American population (Yan). This number can be surprising to many Americans because of what they see and hear on media. There are many misconceptions about Muslims in our society that is causing hate towards them. Through a personal story in Suzanne Barakat’s speech titled “Islamophobia killed my brother. Let’s end the hate” she effectively shows how bigotry against Muslims is a problem in society.