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.
“Where is the Love” was released in 2003; post 9/11. The events that occurred on 9/11 were very gruesome for the United States. The lyrics emphasises the evil that is terrorism, and how the U.S is sending troops overseas to stop the terrorism in other countries even though there are still terrorists that still reside in the U.S. Not only that, but the lyrics suggest that there are terrorists that are members in the CIA, Bloods, Crips, and KKK. That line of the song calls out the faults in the government and its branches of systems and institutions. This stanza especially highlights the similarities of violence that is associated with all of those
The framing of media after the 9/11 attack of the Muslim states such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as presenting ‘Muslims’ as terrorist shows how easily these attacks has a violent effect on two countries relation. Further the relations between these countries are disturbed as other attacks happen. Recently US President Donald Trump ordered a ban against the entry inhabitants of Muslim majority states (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya) due to the weekly terrorist activities in
Over the history of the United States, there have been many attempts of terrorism on our soil, many through domestic roots. One such political quarrel that marked the radicalization of the American public far enough to bring about terrorism were on the terms of certain legislations, the concept of abolitionism and anti-abolitionism. Legislations like the Missouri Compromise, and Fugitive Slave act were very controversial to the general public, both in the North and South. At this time, many abolitionists chose to perform pacifist demonstrations rather than violent conflict to achieve their dream. Generation of sentiment against slavery culmunated in John Brown was a calculated terrorist as he used extreme forms of violence against the populus
In the last few months, the current situation of asylum seekers has caused an increment of racist remarks in the news. The migrant crisis is currently considered a hot topic in the press, what implies that those events are considered newsworthy (NewsBank, 2015; Van Dijk, 1991, p.3). Actually, the press has always been a significant tool to spread ideologies, being racism one of them (Van Dijk, 1991, p.10). Consequently, racism in the press is an interesting topic of research for many sociolinguists, as the linguistics’ professor Teun A. Van Dijk.
examined and compared coverage of Muslims instantaneously after 9/11 and a years after the event. They realized that, uninterruptedly after the 9/11 incident, many Muslim Americans turned into the objectives of a backlash of fierce anger and a great desire for revenge (Nacos & Torres, 2007). As people perception of Muslims sustained to erode, Khan (2013) found an apparently counterintuitive incident that the passage of time did not ease the emotional injury associated with 9/11. In actual fact, the aggression toward Islam and Muslim in the US has touched a high concentration level that directs many to conclude, a years later, that Islamophobia is spread through public emotion in the US (Yang & Self, 2015). New media depictions of Muslims in the United States such as Hollywood films have regularly remained to a colonial discourse of a virtuous, courageous and civilized West courageously confronting an evil, voluptuous, and brutal Islamic world (Miles, 1989: 34–35; Said, 1979: 48; Gottschalk and Greenberg, 2008: 118–125; McAlister, 2005: 82–83; Shaheen, 2003).
War on Religion There is a belief among people that declares religion as the main cause of wars worldwide, and it has been the main cause of violence throughout the history of humanity. While we cannot deny that, some battles such as the crusades and the Lebanese civil war were based on religious faith, it is totally illogical to consider religion as the main cause of wars. Moreover, although there is also no disagreement that some extremist in Islam were behind 9/11, it is considered a misjudgment to say that all individuals in this religion convey the concept of violence and cruelty. The fact is non-religious incentives take the responsibility for almost all of humans’ wars. Lives lost during religious wars are nothing compared to those lost during non-religious wars.so why people believe that religion is the cause of wars, why they are wrong and do the extremist represent religions?
Henzell-Thomas (2004) identified the major problems which were perpetuated by Islamophobia and one of them being “the misleading association of Islam with specific cultural identities and practices, especially Asian and African. Sajid (2005) further reiterates this by “Islamophobia is a new form of racism whereby Muslims, an ethno-religious group, not a race, are nevertheless, constructed as a race.” The media in western hemispheres have been responsible for the misunderstanding of the Islamic faith as it is constantly depicted as a religion that condones acts of violence, terror and political unrest. It encourages the thoughts of individuals that Western culture is superior to that of Islamic culture. The media also fails to differentiate between Islamic beliefs and Islamic extremists, who are two different things which also facilitates misconceptions about their beliefs. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva asserts that the bigger picture is
There has been many controversial issues about the “stop-and-frisk” law. One side believes that it is racially profiling the communities of minorities and the other side believes that it is helping communities rise away from violence. There is a lot of history and background on stop-and-frisk and how it originated in the United States, especially in different places around the world. This law has been very controversial even within the law itself, so controversial states are debating on getting rid of it completely. Many politicians speak on this tactic in both positive and negative ways and the statistical growths and decreases on this topic.
There are policies being developed by states and groups to help fight discrimination against muslims. The overall increase in Muslim hate crime is tremendous. Media and surveys show that muslims are feared and distrusted, and many communities have complained they do not want any Mosques in their neighborhood. People in office positions have claimed they believe mosques are controlled by Islamic Extremists. Although muslims receive an excessive amount of hate, immigrant citizens do as well.
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.
The character of the man testifying showcases the more “politically correct” movement in America. While the judge character showcases how many of the more traditional citizens think about the use of the word “under god”. The political cartoon is about the political issue of religion in the government. Through the use of irony, expression, and emphasizing on text the artist is able to depict his stance that there should be a separation between church and
By taking a stand in favor of a more humane immigration policy, Selders did just that. In the wake of his trip, Selders faced tremendous political repercussions. He was vilified on local talk radio (Riccardi), and received angry emails and “more hate calls than I care to mention” (qtd. in Quintero). Some accused him of wanting to turn Greeley into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
The Roe v. Wade decision had a profound impact on American politics, polarizing much of the nation into pro-life and pro-choice camps. Despite significant public backing in the early 1970s, there was widespread opposition, particularly among those associated with the Christian Right. The Christian evangelicals, who had largely been silent in politics before the 1960s, saw abortion as a threat to traditional values and began to organize against Roe. Members of the Republican Party’s New Right approached Jerry Falwell and encouraged him to create a “Moral Majority” organization that would mobilize conservative Christians to become politically active in the hope of capturing Congress and the White House (McKeegan 1992). United in the belief that all innocent life should be protected under the U.S. Constitution, these two groups formed an alliance that would dominate the Republican Party and revolutionize American politics.
The Republican Party attacked gays, feminists, and abortion rights advocates. The Rise of Religious Fundamentalism became a major force in Republican politics, launching crusades against gay rights, secularism in public schools, and government aid to the arts. While Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party advocated both social liberalism and fiscal conservatism. This divide between the two parties alienated voters and increased the dived between the public. The Roller-Coaster Economy also contributed to the unease of the American