Thursday, January 14, 2016

Journal Two- Introduction To Me, Devon.

My name is Devon. I'm from Marion. I graduated Harding High School in 2015. I'm majoring in English with minors in creative Writing and professional Writing. I would like to be a professor but if that does not happen  I plan on going into publishing or marketing. I work at Meijers. I'm a cashier and work at the service desk.


A huge theme that stood out to me after I read these chapters was discrimination  and also how much we all are alike. Lorraine Ali was just like your typical American girl but a huge difference was that she was half Arabian. She was asked questions like " are you a terrorist". People almost acted as though she was a bad person just because of her nationality. It was almost as though she was not a person. On cartoons Arabs were portrayed as being bad. Her dad even hid who he was from his daughters to protect them. I thought it was sad that he did this but can understand why he did. Would you want your children to be like you if you were the public enemy? Although people would question if she was a terrorist. She was a human just like them. She had feelings. She had family. When Kuwait was attacked she watched in horror. She had family living there and was worried about them. When she went back to work though people showed her no sympathy.

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  1. I totally agree devon, the way we discriminate against muslims. Its no diffrent than the way we discriminated against African Americans and in more recent history, the homosexual communities. We are all humans and being defined by your skin color, attraction to others, or beliefs is just ignorant.

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  2. I totally agree devon, the way we discriminate against muslims. Its no diffrent than the way we discriminated against African Americans and in more recent history, the homosexual communities. We are all humans and being defined by your skin color, attraction to others, or beliefs is just ignorant.

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  3. This is the same theme that stood out to me too. I've always been raised to value people based on who they are and their own personal actions, so it was sad to hear about someone having to hide their own culture away from the world to avoid the burden of the popular culture's ignorance. I think that some people fail to recognize Arabians as real living people, and when events like the attacks on Kuwait occur normal, decent people's lives are ruined.

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    1. Exactly, we need to focus on bigger problems in my eyes. Its stupid that it's even a problem anymore, like everyone needs to just accept that we're all humans and it doesn't matter your skin color or where you think you'll go when you die were all in it together.

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  4. I definitely agree with the theme of racism. Its crazy to think about all the bigger problems going on in our country, but how so many people still put the focus on physical features as a defining aspect of who you are and what your capabilities are.

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  5. I also saw a similar theme that stuck out to me and struck me as important.I thought it was such a interesting point you brought up about her own father having to "protect" her from her own culture. I think its terrible that an entire group of people has to hide their own culture from passing on to help their children have a normal life.

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