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Arabs, Muslims, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders
For this week’s discussion, please share your thoughts on myths about Arab and Muslim Americans and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Describe a common myth about Arab Americans or Muslim Americans. What is the present reality about this group, and why is the myth not reality? How do you think the myth got started?
Describe a common myth about Asian Americans or Pacific Islander Americans. What is the present reality about this group, and why is the myth not reality? How do you think the myth got started?
Share an outside resource that best reflects your understanding of the types of discrimination faced by Muslim Americans. How widespread do you think this discrimination is? Are there areas of the United States where the discrimination is more intense?
What about this week’s content did you find to be of most interest to your professional or personal development? How can you apply what you learned?