CheckPoint Characteristics of Orentalism Prejudice and Discrimination week 5 Due Day 4 (Individual Forum)
• Resource: Appendix D.
• Post a 200- to 300-word response in which you complete the following:
o Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs.
o List two to three characteristics of Orientalism. How may Orientalism and prejudice contribute to hate crimes against these groups?
o What may individuals do to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice in their towns and cities? For ideas, visit the Teaching Tolerance Web site at http://www.tolerance.org, and the Southern Poverty Law Center Web site at http://www.splcenter.org.
There is a pretty great difference in Muslims and Arabs. For starters, Arabs are an ethnic group, and Muslims are a religious group. On average, Islam is a faith and a Muslim is a believer of Islam. It is a religion just like Christianity is to us. Islam is only second to Christianity, and has over 1.3 million followers worldwide. Many Arabs are not Muslim, and 85 percent of Muslims are not Arabs (David and Ayouby 2005).
Orentalism is the simplistic view of the people and history of the Orient, with no recognition of change over time or the diversity within its many cultures. A few characteristics of Orentalism are: women in their country are not allowed to be free like the women of America. They are all dot heads is another Orentalism of this culture. Many hate crimes are committed against these groups because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. People have a stereotype against Arabs and Muslims because they are afraid that they may be working to be a terrorist towards our country and a lot of American citizens feel un-easy with these groups living around here, because they feel strongly against terrorist.
In order for them to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice in their town is to open up and get to learn more people so that we may understand them better. People fear what they are unfamiliar with, and this group has...