Where Do I Begin...
Get 'em off! Armed police order Muslim woman to remove her burkini on packed Nice beach - as mother, 34, wearing Islamic headscarf is threatened with pepper spray and fined in Cannes
Why are Middle Easterners Categorized as White?
"The only thing worse than being reduced to a statistic is not being reduced to one."
What Does it Mean To Be Whitewashed?
The term "whitewashed" refers to the abandonment of his/her own culture, in replace of that is Western Culture. In the book, Whitewashed, author John Tehranian uses the term whitewashed to identify with his ironic Americanized lifestyle, yet he's still treated as a minority. "In the opening pages of whitewashed, John Tehranian recounts how a well- meaning university law faculty decided against hiring him because in the words of a faculty member who later spoke with him "they objected to the fact that you're white.""
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What's Wrong With Being Whitewashed?
Middle Easterners don't get the job because they're looking for a "diverse" staff or are simply just in terror of having a Muslim in the workforce. It's a lose- lose situation for us. Women are criticized for their burkinis "full body swimsuit" and forced off beaches, many are kicked off or restrained on airplanes because they said something in Arab, many business men and high school students miss out on loans and programs that would help them succeed if they were a minority, and much more. Personally, I have missed out on minority programs and scholarships because I technically wasn't what they were looking for. It's a shame that because of some label, you're suddenly feeling limited. The political system fails to recognize and acknowledge these difficulties and all will be revealed after the 2020 census comes out, but persisting the change will only increase the chances of it happening.
Cultural Misunderstandings and What Needs To Change.
There needs to be a change for those with an unrecognized ethnicity but more specifically, Middle Easterners and North Africans. It isn't fair that most live in America and are racially profiled as terrorists and aren't heard often times due to them being identified as white on their profiles.
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