I both agree and disagree with Nenia Campbell’s statement. “We always vilify with what we don’t understand” (Nenia Campbell). The part in the statement that I do not agree with is the word ‘always’. I do agree that we often vilify what we do not understand, but not always. Take for example a soldier. The majority of people do not vilify a soldier protecting his country. They often praise his for what he is doing, however people do not understand what he is doing. Can heroes and villains fall in love? Yes, heroes and villains can fall in love. As humans we are draw to things that we cannot explain. Things like religion and science are great examples of this. A villain is someone we do not understand. Therefor a hero would be naturally draw to
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
"Interviews with 3627 Muslim Americans in 2001 and 2004 by the Georgetown University Muslim American Public Square (MAPS) project and 1050 Muslim Americans in 2007 by the Pew Research Center show that Muslim Americans are diverse, well integrated, and largely mainstream in their attitudes, values, and behaviors." (Muslims in America, 4) According to Jen’nan Ghazal, in her “Muslims in America” article Muslims presence in America causes fear and concerns for Americans. Most people believe that Islam encourages violence. Negativity towards Muslims is caused by the lack of knowledge about the Islam religion and people do not know enough about the Islam religion and believe just what they hear from the media about Muslims as problematic. When investigating the experience of being Muslim in America Ghazal states “In 2001, the US department of justice recorded a 1600 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes from the prior year” (Ghazal 40), reflecting the impact of rising hatred towards
The argument that racial profiling by law enforcement helps apprehend more criminals is challenged in this quote by Jesper Ryberg, a professor in the philosophy of law. “The use of profiling of a minority may lead to a decrease in the offending pattern of this minority but may imply that the majority will offend more now that they are being searched less” (Ryberg). Basically, white people will get away with crime a lot more than minorities. Nobody can deny this because minorities simply have a higher chance of being searched than do whites. In order to protect the well-being of the whole country against the attacks from a terrorist group, a proponent of discrimination would say that profiling these people is nothing to be ashamed about. This
While it may seem like racism is not a problem in today’s society, it very much is. It was a larger problem before our time, as shown in the novel, The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. People witness racism everyday, whether they realize they do or not. Racism, by definition, is the belief that one race of people is better than another race of people. It is everywhere; on the radio, on television, on social media; however, it is not prohibited like it should be. It has been around for a Many can observe one thing from our modern day society, and it is that celebrities and powerful companies influence everyone. Therefore, when famous rappers say the n-word in their songs, there is not a large problem. However, just because these words
/11 changed the way of American life. Many lives were lost due to the awful attack, but unfortunately many Arab and Muslim Americans had to pay for the cost. Post 9/11 is a continuous struggle for many Muslim Americans. Due to 9/11 many Muslims face discrimination, racial prejudice, and hate crimes. All throughout our history, hate crimes were targeted towards minority groups, such as: African Americans, Latinos, Italians, Irish, Germans, and Asians; today, hate crimes are targeted towards Muslims. Prior to 9/11 Muslim Americans faced little to zero discrimination in the US because of their race or religion. Muslim Americans are targeted and stereotyped against. In the years 2001-2003 the number of hate crimes throughout the Muslim community
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. By following her suggestions on how to end the hate, individuals can make a significant impact on their community.
Army officer who died while serving in the Iraq War was a low point in a campaign full of hateful rhetoric.”Its rumors like this that give muslims a bad image. Would you want him to be your president if you were the victim. “The same people who brought us “terror babies,” “death panels,” the “Ground Zero Mosque,” “Islamo-fascism,” “the Axis of Evil” and other dime-a-dozen memes that turn viral overnight, are purposefully manufacturing fear of Muslims.” People that put these negative things are causing a hate crime on muslims. The more people that see these posts, the more people will be racist at muslims. The more people are racist the more issues muslims will have with bullying. How would we feel it their shoes. I wouldn 't like it. We need to start using empathy. They would definitely like switching shoes with us, because people are very rude to them. “Muslims are often mistranslating or misinterpreting. Many of the articles hosted at WikiIslam deal in addressing these falsehoods, and to list them all here would be an impossible task. Some notable instances of deception include, Jamal Badawi and Tariq Ramadan who both agree that wife-beating is permitted but claim Muhammad never resorted to
My opinion about racial profiling is split between it being effective and racist. Racial profiling does good for a community because it often gets someone who has committed a crime. Racial Profiling has kept crime off the streets. The media and politicians turn it into a big issue. At the same time I understand why racial profiling is racist. Innocent people are blamed for a crime they did not commit and sometimes are guilty for something they did not do. It puts many people in a tough position because they can’t really do anything about it. Many Hispanic, black and middle-eastern people feel offended by racial profiling because it violates their human rights. I would also say because of the racial issues and remarks black and Hispanic
Racial discrimination has been around for way longer than what we can think of. At the beginning of 1909, The NAACP was founded and organized by a small activist group who waged a long struggle to eliminate racial discrimination and segregation from the American life. 108 years later racial profiling is still a huge problem. Many people try to ignore the situation, however, death rate has increased 29 percent in the last 50 years due to racial profiling. Racial discrimination is a goes a long from false arrest, media instigation, to getting involved with a crime based off your skin color.
During the 17th century, Thomas Paine characterized America as a united country where a multitude of cultures coexist. In the early years of America Paine suggest the government was built on equality, unfortunately, his vision for America does not hold true today and is very evident in the current political and social issues.
The word ‘terrorist’ is used very loosely when talking about any race other than the Middle Eastern one. Any man that identifies as ‘White’ can go into a church, kill nine people yet still not be called a terrorist but that he has a ‘mental illness’. (Ford). Take any instance of a white man committing an act of terrorism, it is never called what it is. “A ‘hate crime’, many reporters and politicians quickly cautioned audiences to "wait for all the facts" before assuming that this mass murder was racially motivated. And several news outlets are still apprehensive or refuse to call him the ‘T-Word.’”
After 9/11 happened things changed drastically for specifically Muslim people. Anyone who looked similar to a “terrorist” was categorized as a terrorist, which is something that should not be assumed and should not be taken lightly by anyone. Many Muslims were scared for their lives and did not want to partake in their traditional values, such as wearing a headscarf because they did not want to be confronted by anyone. People also chose to change their names because when people would hear the name “Mohammed” people were very quick to judge who you were and would treat you very different. A study shows that in 2001 after 9/11 a record high 481 hate crimes against Muslims happened, and they were ranging from Muslim’s being murdered, to simply
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.