Stereotypes. They have attached themselves to you since birth, determined on how you look, how you act, your nationality, or the most common factor, the color of your skin. However, it’s not entirely the general populus’ fault. We put labels based on what we see. Things like television shows and movies contribute to this; whether it be a hispanic man portrayed as being illegal, or an asian man portrayed as an owner of a laundromat. Therefore, it is our view the negative stereotypes of African Americans in movies and TV shows has a impact on how they view themselves and can adversely affect their holistic development.
A date that has gone down infamously in America’s history is the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001. This date was a turning point in the world, and many changes could be seen, such as the addition of the TSA in airports and increased security. However, one of the lesser known effects was the sense of fear that was unconsciously instilled within our communities. Today, this fear is represented through our heightened awareness towards terrorism, and the increased distance we tend to place between ourselves and our fellow community members. While 9/11 was a day most noted for its horrific display of terror and the loss of many lives, it was also the day that we, as a nation, lost our sense of security and replaced it with a sense
I believe the Declaration of Independence does uphold the principles most of the time. I say this because there 's some things that have happened, or is happening, which causes it to not uphold it all the time. Most of the time it does hold up, with having laws and other things.
Race is “A social category defined on the basis of physical characteristics” (Yetman, p.3). Race is a abstract concept that society has constructed to group people based on their physical appearance. Institutional racism is an covert form of discrimination, but historically institutional racism was overt. My focus is on the Muslim and black community in America, because I relate to these two groups since I am muslim and black. I will discuss the institutional racism the Muslim and black community face in American society.
The purpose this report is written is to investigate the consequences of Asian stereotypes in America and how it has affected the teenagers living in America. This topic has been widely studied by many researchers to find a correlation between Asian stereotypes and the effects on them.
When I was fifteen years old and in middle school, there was this one kid in my grade that was Muslim. He sat by himself minding his own business but everyday a group of kids in the grade above us would come and make fun of this young boy, each day it would be the same thing, they would call him names and tell him to go back to where he came from. All because he was a Muslim boy in Australia. One day he fought back to the bullies and threw a punch at the main culprit, of course he got beat up and all the boys had to go to the office and talk to the principle but what was astonishing was that the Muslim boy got suspended for three days and all the bullies did not get into trouble. From that day, I saw how the world target Muslims and how there is this witch hunt for them.
As a result of this fear, Muslims received negative portrayals in the media and a great deal of discrimination. “While some deliberately frame Islamic coverage positively in an attempt to counter Islamophobia, many of the portrayals of Muslims contributed to the formation of harmful Islamic media stereotypes,” (Media). The most used stereotype is that Muslims are radical insurgents, but there are also many others, including that Muslim women are either victims of male power, or that they are feminists revolting from a disadvantaged position. Many Muslims also face discrimination from those directly around them. Small businesses have collaborated to create “Muslim-free zones.” Many Muslims say that they receive uneasy looks when they are at airports, or have been called offensive names. Even mosques, where Muslims gather to pray, have been vandalized or have had anti-Islam protests in front of them. This distrust and blame had led to violence many times. In 2000, 28 anti-Islamic incidents occurred. However, in 2001, there were nearly 500. Since then, there are between 100 and 150 anti-Muslim hate crimes yearly. More than a decade after 9/11, Muslims are still paying for the actions of a small group.
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants linked with al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks on different locations in the United States. Roughly 3,000 people were wrongly killed. This tragedy affected Americans all over the country, but one specific religion was attacked twice; first by terrorists, then by their fellow Americans. This religion is known as Sikhism. Followers of Sikhism thrive for justice, equality, and honest conduct and livelihood. They make up the world’s fifth largest religion, but are often misunderstood as Muslim because of their distinct appearance. A Sikh’s features embrace unshorn hair, a beard, and a turban for those who are Amritdhari or Keshdhari.
In the Crucible by Arthur Miller, and in today's world, there are examples of mass hysteria. In The Crucible it tells the story of the times during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts. Now people worry about Muslims and Islamics. They both have their catalysts, and motivation.
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
The book ”Night” perfectly tells readers how The Holocaust was. Night holds a message about how easy it is to dehumanize. And sadly, dehumanization is still happening today. There was an experiment done a few decades ago that shows how easy dehumanization happens, called the Zimbardo experiment. Hopefully dehumanization will be eliminated in the future, because it is a huge problem even today.
In the book Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, Eggers informs his readers about Muslim Americans living in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and how they are treated. He emphasizes many flashbacks from Zeitoun's past, which helps persuade readers on why Zeitoun is so passionate about helping the community and why he works hard to provide for his family. Eggers presents his argument by appealing to logos and pathos, by supporting his argument. Eggers purpose is to convey to his audience that Muslims should not be stereotyped, as it was revealed through Zeitoun's life experience.
The Salem Witch Trials, which took place between February 1692 to May 1693 in Colonial Massachusetts, was a series of trials and prosecutions of many innocent lower class and upper class men and women being accused of practicing “witchcraft.” These prosecutions resulted in the death of twenty people, 19 hung, and 1 pressed to death. In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, he focuses on the atmosphere of the individuals that were falsely accused of witchcraft; moreover, he gives his audience the mindset of the people who accused. The Crucible’s setting has taken place in Salem, Massachusetts during the well-known Salem Witch Trials; the book starts off by giving the reader a background of events that caused the Salem Witch Trials. In the
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.
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.