Why Do They Hate Us?:The Post 9/11 Experience of Muslims and Arabs and how the Lack of Education Deepens Stereotypes and Hatred
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The purpose of this thesis is to examine the experiences of Arabs, Muslims in this post 9/11 society. The research conducted delves into the experiences of these groups: the stereotypes branded on them by society, the harassment and hate crimes experienced by many in retribution for the attacks on America. A lack of education about the Middle East, Islam and Arabs has embedded the stereotypes of Muslims and Arabs and there is a need for a more balanced curriculum, especially in the state of Texas. The interviews with Arabs and Muslims reflect their own tribulations in a country and more specifically a university that knows little about their religion and culture. These interviews and research were conducted in order to expose the racism and stereotypes still present nearly 11 years after September 11, 2001 and how the lack of response from education systems furthers such things.
Hegedus, Jillian 1989- (2012). Why Do They Hate Us?:The Post 9/11 Experience of Muslims and Arabs and how the Lack of Education Deepens Stereotypes and Hatred. Honors and Undergraduate Research. Available electronically from