Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

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Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

There are several differences when it comes down to Muslims and Arabs. A Muslim is a person who lives their life in accordance with laws and traditions to the Islamic faith.   Arabs are people whose lineage comes from the Arabian Peninsula or either a person that speaks the Arabic language; the people of this culture live in the Middle East.   There has been one important change within the last two years that United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and the Arabic members of society.   One of the change that has come to mind was within the Justice Department policy change this change allows the FBI to investigate Americans without any type of evidences of wrongdoing but they are relying on a terrorist profile that would easily point out Muslims as well as Arabs.   Under these guidelines the FBI would be allowed to consider ethnicity and also race when they began to start up an investigation, they would also be allowed to ask questions about the activities of Arab-Americans and American Muslims.   They can also begin an investigation if one’s background is labeled as suspect by a government analysts looking at that individual public records and other information of that person.
Orientalism is a term that is used in the depiction of Eastern cultures.   It can be used as a method of detaining the characteristics of Eastern civilization.   It can express different methods of doing things and what can be expected of the Eastern cultures.   Orientalism is mostly used for Americans to be able to gather some form of understanding about the different cultures and not be so quick to form prejudices and judgments Eastern society.   The act of Orientalism within itself is an act that is used to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice. This could be avoided if only people would take out time to learn about different cultures and treat other’s people belief with respect, and if you would want one to treat yours, and try to talk to others about being negative...
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