Muslim Discrimination Essay

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Merriam-Webster defines discrimination as “the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people.” Discrimination is not something that is new in the United States. For a long time, Americans and immigrants have been discriminated against, because of their race or religion. In the United States, one can witness discrimination throughout politics, social and cultural views, and social media. One of the most discriminated groups in the United States, in both American and immigrant subgroups, are Muslims. Muslims suffer not only from physical abuse, but from mental and emotional abuse as well. Muslims are also more likely to be subjected to stereotyping and/or compared to terrorists than any other religion. In short, Muslims are unfairly discriminated against in the United States.
Muslims are more likely to suffer from discrimination, because of past events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In, “Being Muslim,” by Peter Skerry, Skerry states, “[More than a decade after] 9/11, U.S. Muslims are
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America’s discrimination is largely due to their narrow and closed minded cultural ideology. In society today, if you are not a part of the ‘norm,’ then you are seen with less appreciation. This happens in most cases for Muslims, especially women, because they tend to wear different clothing instead of the trends of the United States. So now, not only are Muslims discriminated for their religion and people stereotypes and fears, but also for the clothes they choose to wear. Much like the case of the woman who was attacked because she wore a scarf on her head due to the frigid weather, there are many people who are victims of assaults and threats because of the assumptions others make based on what they wear. America must stop being the biases and inequality, and learn to be open to new cultures and
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