Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

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Over Thanksgiving break I was talking to a friend of mine about this class and Kayne West tied into it.  She was recalling when she was at a concert of his in high school (about 6 years ago) and how she was paranoid about “other races” due to 9/11.  I asked her why “other races” were such a threat and she explained that it was because of Osama and his attack on the U.S.  My friend noticed an older man in a garment similar to those of Middle Eastern decent and started to get paranoid.  He was “sitting alone at  the top of the stands and was just watching Kayne, so I started to freak out and talked to a cop because I was afraid.”  I understand that people in the U.S. were frightened by the attacks from the “Middle East,” by it is taking it way too far to talk to a police officer at a concert.  That is comparable to shopping at Wal-Mart, spotting an individual from the Middle East, and reporting to the police that you saw suspicious activity in aisle seven.  Please.  People need to start dropping such judgments about a certain race, regardless of a specific individual’s (or group’s) actions.  To each his own.


Written by jubol

November 28, 2009 at 3:41 am

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  1. Yea this is just an example of ignorance. I understand that Americans were afraid because of what happened but like expected most people take it too far. But what do expect when most people don’t learn to cultures outside of their own. On top of that, there are so many programs on TV that made fun of the situation so it is exaggerated.


    November 28, 2009 at 8:02 am

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