Cultural Diversity

Assignment: United States-Centric Views Comparison
Resource: Appendix D

Due Date: Day 7 [Post to the Assignments Tab]

Give a copy of Appendix D to a friend or family member and ask that person to complete the table contained therein. In doing so, your chosen participant will consider what he or she thinks are the common United States-centric viewpoints on Muslim and Arab American and Christian American groups. Ask your participant to return their completed appendix at least one day before this assignment is due.

Complete a duplicate copy of Appendix D yourself, following the same directions as your participant.

Compare and contrast your participants answers with your own, and write a 350- to 500-word summary that answers all of the following questions, and do not forget to do some type of literature review (research) to back up some of what you report:

1. How are your table answers similar? How are they different?
2. Do either tables list descriptors in the Both Groups category? Describe.
3. From either or both tables, name one or two descriptor(s) that you think represent true facts about each group and one or two descriptor(s) that you think are false.
4. How do you think an average Americans perceptions of each group are created?

Post as your summary and both completed copies of Appendix D as attachments to the Assignments Tab.

Please keep your writing in APA style, and really watch being conversational. Thank you!

CheckPoint: Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Due Date: Day 4 [Post to the Assignments Tab]

Post a 200-300-word response to these questions (be careful to not miss any):

Explain the difference between Muslims and Arabs.
According to current (within the past two years) research and news reports, what are some of the changes the United States has made to policies concerning the treatment of Muslim and Arabic members of society?

List two to three characteristics of Orientalism. How may Orientalism and prejudice contribute to hate crimes against these groups?

What can individuals do to promote tolerance and reduce prejudice in their towns and cities?

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