Nearly two decades later, the impact of the devastating September 11 attacks still lingers. All Americans, no matter what religion or color, endured the hardships following the event.. The attacks severely hindered moral in the United States, causing people to commit ignorant acts. With the discovery of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, there came a surge of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes. The aftermath of the September 11th attacks has left a negative impact on the Muslim community, by leading into the rise of the demonization of Muslims, Islamophobia, and even more terrorism.
It would be unjust to pick and choose when our rights, specifically Freedom of Religion, can be exercised. Despite the fact that Muslims were responsible for the events of September 11th, limits should not be placed on all other Muslims just because a group of them did a bad thing. Slavery was a bad thing, should all white people today be held accountable for it? The Holocaust was a bad thing, should anyone with Nazi German Ancestry be held responsible? And so, the main point former Mayor Michael Bloomberg intended to make is that the harmful actions of a few should not be justification for the oppression of the
In Race in America, Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer highlight misbeliefs that people think to be true about racism. There are five fallacies: the individualistic fallacy, the legalistic fallacy, the tokenistic fallacy, the fixed fallacy, and the ahistorical fallacy. The individualistic fallacy maintains that racism is only clear, spoken interpersonal prejudices. This is harmful because it completely ignores systematic and structural racism. People that fall under the legalistic fallacy think that removing racist laws ends racism in everyday life.
In the United States of America today, racial profiling is when an individual is accused of committing a crime because of their race. There has been a lot of conversation about this topic whether racial profiling is okay or it’s considered as being racist and law enforcement can not stop and search someone because of their race. Racial profiling is a bad idea because people are being judged and might feel harassed because of their race. In an essay “Everything Isn’t Racial Profiling” written by Linda Chavez explains how Arab people are being discriminated at airports simply because they are Arab. Chavez says, “In the intervening ninety minutes, Shater’s lawyers allege that he was mistreated and denied the right to fly because he was an Arab American...” Shater was in the Secret Service and was accused of being a terrorist because he was Arab, this is racial profiling and this should be stopped because it just creates a whole issue.
Elijah Muhammad who is very passionate about the Nation of Islam assumes that the African Americans are Allah’s masterpieces whereas the white people are devils and need to be completely demolished (Baldwin 72). Baldwin’s views are the complete opposite and does not believe the white’s are mischievous humans that need to be exterminated, instead the African Americans should take this rage and utilize it as ambition to fight for freedom the correct way, which is humanity. Baldwin has bad but also has many good relationships with whites, he understands that this will have no effect based on the information Elijah brainwashed his followers with. Baldwin realizes that instilling this distaste will only push the blacks further away from achieving freedom. Not only will eliminating the white community make things worse, but it is not even manageable based on the statuses of the two races; whites inherited more valuable resources and advantages then the black (Baldwin 101).
We have to stop this hatred in our country because this country is based on freedom, peace, and home of immigrants. When we start naming and group each other , we might take as a joke, but we are racially discriminating one another race. A person offending or joking of an race does not try to know the person as a human being. They go off what they have heard or seen on television that 's why I believe the media has two sides. In this year 's election one of the
A large one in our society is the racism against Muslims. People assume the worst of them because ‘they cause so many terrorist attacks’, however, that isn’t true. They are blamed for a lot of horrible events because of their race and culture which in turn, really hurts them. Our world shouldn’t be full of racism anymore, but somehow, there still is a bunch of it
Our security measures only work if we happen to guess the plot correctly. If we get it wrong, we’ve wasted our money” (qtd. In Bajoria). As airport security increases with the new defenses in place to prevent past attacks, terrorists are able to look at failed attacks and plan accordingly in order to get past the new security measures with
In reality, those terrorist who call themselves Muslims are not Muslims because they are polluting Islam by twisting and turning it to give themselves an excuse to conduct violence and unjust against others. No matter what religion someone has, people have no right to attack them. As long as it is ethically/morally okay, it doesn’t matter what they believe in. Whether they are going to affect you in a positive or negative way is what matters. There are a number of reasons why people want to join hate groups.
Volokh states again in his article that “threatening to kill someone because he’s black (or white), or intentionally inciting someone to a likely and immediate attack on someone because he’s Muslim (or Christian or Jewish), can be made a crime. But this isn’t because it’s ‘hate speech’; it’s because it’s illegal to make true threats and incite imminent crimes against anyone…” Threatening to injure or kill someone is illegal is a crime, but the additional racism and/or religious discrimination is just salt in the wound. Even so, the “fighting words” law is extremely specific-as said by Ken White for the Los Angeles Times, “it 's limited to in-person face-to-face insults directed at a particular person and likely to provoke a violent response from that person.” The specific exception to the First Amendment is very specific, and hate speech is still protected. These loopholes and laws give people more leeway in saying hateful things both in person and
On March 29, 2011 he held the first congressional hearing on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims (Aklner). He made a monumental stance on the discrimination of innocent people. It shocked and angered many of his fellow constituents in Congress. He risked losing his funding and support from basically every American. He brought to light that there have been significant increases of violence toward Muslims since nine eleven.
After 9/11 Americans have looked to any human with middle eastern clothing or brown skin as a terrorist. We are all prejudice. It 's what we do , the human mind makes a first impression based off of looks . Looks cause our prejudice, rumors also . We let prejudices guide us when we should stick to the facts .
On the event of 9-11, Malala is telling people there are some misunderstandings in different countries. After the terrorists attack the World Trade Center, fear of Islam rises in western world that they think Muslim countries are supporting this event. However, some religious men in Malala’s society are viewing Bin Laden as a hero that he gives a hard punishment to the US because the US government is doing bad things in other countries. To my surprise, Malala is telling a different opinion than others. She thinks the 9-11 event is terrorism because people in the World Trade Center have nothing to do with the policies of the US government and Muslims are told not to kill innocent people in the Quran.
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
The United States Constitution Fourteenth Amendment also protects American citizens. The amendments of citizens in the U.S. make the policy unfair because it turns out to be a case of racial profiling. The fourteenth amendment states that American citizens should all have Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection. “A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union that offers a "complete factual record of stop-and-frisk activity" in New York City between 2002 and 2013 has found that this unconstitutionally performed policing tactic was largely ineffective at reducing violent crime, a clear rebuttal to right-wing media 's frequent justifications for the practice.” (Hatcher- Mays 1) Although the stop and seizure policy data proves to be successful in one type of way; misconduct of police officers evade the protection of citizens by the U.S constitution making it unequal treatment to the people in these