The assassination of Osama Bin Laden was justified because Bin Laden put the U.S in danger; however, some Islamic extremist view him as a political and religious leader. Not only was Bin Laden the head of the most dangerous terrorist group ever, he admitted to his participation in the killing of
My peers look at me in disgust when I do or say anything that is not politically correct. I cannot express my faith in this country without judgmental comments, about me shoving my religion down their vulnerable throats. To further the explain the perplexity of Americas biased nature; when applying for scholarships and or college there are ethnic options. When I first discovered this I was immediately confused as to why this would be necessary to receive aid and an excellent education, but confusion led to frustration. I was appalled when I realized that there are secular scholarships, grants, and colleges for every ethnicity except Caucasian.
Having to face constant abuse of power from others can trigger a person mentally to drive them to a point where they feel like they need to take drastic immediate action to stop the violence and make a statement by creating new violence. A brief history of the development of the term terrorism was to describe, “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.” (Cancelmo,1) In relation to the term terrorist, it was used to define acts of violence strictly only by Muslims. But once the government had made a public announcement stating that America had labeled the entire Muslim community terrorists.
For instance, the book does not explain the rational reasons that led towards the iron-fist leadership by the Nation of Islam. It also fails to appreciate effectively the angst of Elijah Muhammad as a conscious Black person who experienced the brutalities of a white-led society. In undertaking such a safe stance, most readers become less conscious of the evil of racism in the American society. The assumption that history of objective has always proven faulty, as it ignores that the emphasis on one part of history against the other also sustains
Many societies did not like the idea of diversity. This is where the racist extremists came into play. Cultural diversity is something that will never go away. Whether people like it or not, they are going to experience it and have to live with it. The museums hate website wall showed us exactly how extreme people are willing to go.
For example, the fear that is put into the minds of many Americans from Muslim immigration has impacted the ability for some immigration process to be declined due to the discrimination. After the September 11 terrorist attack on the United States, the views on immigrants has been extremely negative. There have been stereotypes, hate, fear, labeling and many other issues that arose due to that event. Many were stereotyped in ways such as labeling a Muslim immigrant as a “terrorist” only because he or she has a different religious belief
Heritage has impacted my life in many good and bad ways, growing up I was afraid to express my culture and ethnicity. My only concern about not expressing who I truly was is that I may not be accepted for who I am. Growing up Asian I went through a lot phases where I became the main target for racism. I would always question myself and ask “What is wrong with me and my culture?”, “Why am I the target?”, “When was it ever okay to bring someone down and make them feel worthless?”. At that moment I would not just only hide who I really am but I would lie to myself and say that, that’s not really me.
The amount of stories, comments and news articles I have come across based on Muslim discrimination, due to being Muslim, is very concerning. Since the September 11 World Trade Center attacks, media and society in America seem to perceive all Muslims as extremists and enemies. The majority of Muslims have been forced to live in fear of being judged or discriminated against because of their faith. This essay will explore the damage exerted on Muslims as a result of the September 11 attacks and how they have struggled to live in a society that appears to despise them. It will be discussed that Muslims in America face discrimination and danger through violence and vandalism due to their
The most challenging part of this process for her was finding an appropriate location and having the zoning approved. This was challenging because people in the community did not like the idea of a “free Muslim clinic” in their neighborhood because they said it will bring unwanted people into their neighborhood. This was disturbing for me to hear that a neighborhood in Philadelphia would be so unwelcoming of something that is for the greater good of the people. Also, since the founders of the clinic are Muslim they assumed the clinic is only for Muslims but that is not the case since anyone that is in need of these services is encouraged to come and will be
They do not see it is a system, a web of interlocking, reinforcing institutions: political, economic, social, cultural, legal, military, educational, all our institutions. As a system, racism affects every aspect of life in a country” (Martinez). Though some feel like racism in America today is nonexistent, it is typically because they are more sensitive to the matter and do not like discussing racism, which evokes discomfort. This then leads to an avoidance of the issue entirely, and an issue unresolved. However, those who view the world from a comfortable distance are yet to sympathize with the many who are caught up in the criminal-justice system.
As a Pakistani-American Muslim woman, issues of identity, diaspora, and civil rights have dominated my mind since before I could even put a name to those concepts. Growing up in New Jersey after the September 11 attacks meant constantly seeing negative media about Islam, and seeing my increasingly stressed parents deal with discrimination at their workplaces. I was only six years old when the attacks occurred, but I remember the aftermath clearly; my parents’ friends were being interrogated by police for simply looking Muslim, news floated among the community that hijab-clad women were being physically or verbally abused by random people on the streets, and my older brother confided in my parents that he was being bullied at school for having a Muslim name and brown skin.
Most people nowadays often become victim of violence by the things that they believe in. Whether it is race supremacy, religion, or gender, people are deluded by thinking their beliefs and values are correct; which leads them to injuring and possibly killing others with opposing opinions. One of the biggest reasons people fight is race supremacy. People that believe that their race is better than anothers. Some people even go the the extent of killing people of other races to try and prove that they have superiority.
In the essay “The Common Elements of Oppression” from Suzanne Pharr’s book Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism we learn about the different types of oppression. While watching the film Milk (2008) many of those elements of oppression are being strongly depicted. Throughout this piece examples will be given on how the film depicts three of those elements as described in Pharr’s book. The three elements of oppression that were the strongest in the film are: a defined norm, stereotyping and isolation.
The Intersecting Axes of Privilege, Domination, and Oppression scale attempts to explain both privileges and the disadvantages of humans and their ascribed statuses. An ascribed status is the social standing of an individual that has generally been assigned to them at birth. According to the scale, certain characteristics are positive contributions to an individual’s status, while other characteristics are negative contributors to an individual’s status. An individual can have a combination of such characteristics. These characteristics include and fall under ethnicity, class, language, etc.
In a broad sense, racism refers to prejudice or discrimination against someone based on his or her race; however, racism can be manifested in several forms, including interpersonal and institutional racism. Interpersonal racism refers to everyday actions taken by the group in power to exclude, restrict, or otherwise harm a minority group (Marger 20). This form of racism can be overt, such as avoidance, exclusion and rejection, verbal attacks, and physical attacks (21), or can be more subtle, such as stereotyping and being insensitive to cultures and subcultures (22). On the other hand, institutional racism is discrimination that is built into, enforced, and maintained by the various institutions of societies (3). Although institutional racism