Racial Diversity in Society
Arab Americans are common in the United States. The biggest misconception about Arab Americans is that they are all Muslim. (Schaefer, 2012) This is not true. Arab Americans have come from many different countries in the world as well as have diverse religious beliefs. The Arab American has been discriminated against more in recent years. The 9/11 attacks have created a phobia of Arab Americans. (Schaefer, 2012) This makes it more difficult for them to get jobs and they are repeatedly targeted for attacks. Given the fact that they believe in education, they have tried hard to become educated and some hold higher paying jobs. (Schaefer, 2012) Unlike other cultures, Arab Americans have migrated towards certain cities and states. The largest population in America is in Detroit Michigan. Another facet of their culture is the desire to be involved in politics. Arab Americans even though get associated with terrorists, often are politically active. They believe it is their duty from a religious stand point. (Schaefer, 2012) These Arab Americans often are scrutinized greater than any other ethnic group because of their link to terrorism. Even though most Arab Americans are not associated with any terrorist organization, some political campaigns will not accept funds from them. (Schaefer, 2012) In Michigan there is a large aviation school that is connected with a major university in the south west side of the state. This school is monitored by the FBI as there is a large FBI post inside of Kalamazoo. All exchange students who go to that university are monitored to make sure that there is no suspicious activity.
What is racism? In what ways does racism affect diversity?
Racism is when someone uses discrimination or prejudice actions against a person because of their race or birth heritage. Racism affects diversity because it keeps people from truly accepting others as equal to them. It allows people...