Altman appeals to his own morals in which giving individuals the equality that is due to them and the right to not be treated as a lesser member of society are of ultimate importance. Albeit good morals, I am more inclined to appeal to my own; to fight for yourself, to find strength in discouraging situations, and to reduce the evil of ignorance by rising above and against it. When people can learn to accept that hate is never going to disappear so long as everyone is different then maybe they might stop taking ignorant speech personally. Until then, regulation of hate speech should not be permitted to occur.
In addition, civil disobedience shows the opponent that you are willing to let them do anything to you, as long as there is a change brought about for the better. Also, another benefit of using civil disobedience is that people who practice it are showing that they are serious about what they want. They are prepared to go to any extremes of listening to the other party, and only for their own beliefs and against what they know is wrong. This can send a very powerful response, and bring about a positive change. Violence is not more effective than civil disobedience as it causes more hurt and hatred between the two parties.
Usually, they are first impressions; and may be offensive. The most common stereotypes are those that include the word ‘always’ or ‘never’. The statements with such words are definitely not true. Among all the stereotypes that have been made, there are many about the Middle East. Indeed, I believe that the 9/11 incidents led the media to get the idea of using Arabs as the villains.
Many reasons beside 9/11 attacks behind Muslim stigmatization in United States have been in existence since many decades. Background Muslims have been facing propaganda by media of the western world since many decades. Western media spreads any negative incident in which Muslims are involved very quickly. Many people have developed such an understanding due to this stigmatization that they normally think of terrorism, violence and other extreme things when they hear about Islam and Muslims. One major incident behind such stigmatization is the 9/11 attacks on America.
If we see these words as hurtful, then we will be hurt by them, but if we choose to ignore them, then they will not have power over us. The best way to fight prejudice is not to point fingers. It will not help to force feed people prejudice, as this will only make them to push harder. Instead provide education on prejudice, and teach people about prejudice so they can come to their own conclusion on whether or not they choose to remove prejudiced thoughts or continue to use
Many posit the notion that nothing good will ever come from violence while neglecting the positive things that have emerged from it. It may seem illogical but since kindness is often abused one needs to resort to violent means to demand justice and peace. Violence is gradually converting into a virtue as it becomes an imperative component in making progressive reforms. In order for one to triumph one must be dauntingly assertive even if it means turning to violence. Using forceful tactics should not necessarily make one malicious if the reasons behind them are benevolent.
All in all, rude behavior is harmful to the society. People should reduce the inappropriate actions. If people have the rude behavior all the time rather than develop the civilized conduct, the community will become disordered. Thus, people should take measures to eliminate inappropriate actions. Our society needs people to have more civilized behavior; our posterity also needs us to be a good
Though there are good intentions, history has taught people that judging others can lead to negative consequences. As Allen states, in distinguishing people by labeling, “efforts to address difference can arouse negative feelings from members of nondominant and dominant groups” (Allen 6). Therefore, people need to be aware of how they are judging others, as sometimes, the judgments can be too harsh or rude instead of helpful. It is natural for someone to group others based on how they present themselves in order to make sense of who that someone is and what the situation is. It is not natural, however, to label others for the intentions of being rude.
Arabs in the Media: Victim or Villain? For decades, the media portrayal of the Arab culture and Islam has contributed to a skewed public opinion in America. Looking closely at the news coverage concerning the Middle East and the United States, there is an inherent media bias against Arabs and Muslims as foreign threats to domestic security. Stephen Franklin argues that "Islamic nations are often portrayed in news reports as uniformly intolerant and anti-democratic" (Franklin 17). Unfortunately, such coverage has contributed to the public and government misconceptions of all Arabs and Muslims as terrorists.
It's so diverse that it's very hard to judge how "American" someone is. There can be a big difference between patriotism and being an "American." That word lost its meaning because people abused it when they were violent towards Muslims, who are also Americans. The American Muslims were hurt more than others during the aftermath. When the country was terrorized by madmen, American Muslims are victimized twice.