In this video a muslim, Menna stands behind the counter of a deli in Kingston, New York. The man who stands in front of the counter. A white male who constantly repeats racist remarks and racist slurs. Calling Meena a terrorist and saying that he’s going to blow up America. This directly relates to the book because of the reason Zeitoun was arrested. He was a arrested because he was seen as a threat to America. He was seen as a terrorist and the police violated his civil rights because of his skin color and the stereotype of a extremist muslim.
The response time for first response rescue units during hurricane katrina was abnormally slow. Many people believe this to be that new orleans is a lower income area so the need to rescue people was low. One reporter even said, “Had this happened in a predominantly white community, the federal government would have responded much more quickly,” This is very possible to be true and even though people decline this about the relief effort, but with high racial tensions in America it would make complete sense for people high up in the government to be racist towards the victims of hurricane katrina.
Many looters began looting all local stores even in front of police as well as the national guard. This relates to zeitoun because these looters are committing illegal crimes without any punishments but zeitoun gets arrested just because he was syrian all though he wasn't doing anything wrong. “In some cases, looting on Tuesday took place in full view of police and National Guard troops.”
This article explains how America is creates stereotypes for different races. These stereo types are taught and learned to people and this is how someone is categorized by the way they look. "Nevertheless, race is commonly and popularly defined in terms of biological traits—phenotypic differences in skin color, hair texture, and other physical attributes" This article explains how America is becoming more and more divided.
We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white. This article relates to the big question "are people born racists or taught". It vaguely describes how many people recognize others by their facial features or even the texture of their nose. Seeing a Caucasian boy with curly frizzy hair and a wider nose seemed strange, why? because as people the society has generalized race by the way someone looks. A child probably does not notice these irrelevant differences until they brought up in some sort of way.
Let's stop pretending we are all the same. Why are we asked our race on tests? Why does it matter? Why are people categorized because of their race?
Stephen Colbert’s assertion notwithstanding, none of us is color blind. Not even the blind, it turns out. That’s according to the work of Osagie Obasogie, law professor at UC Hastings who earned his d
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