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Media’s Arab stereotype

Each time that we see an Arab on television, they are portrayed as backward, uneducated and sometimes, terrorists - a stereotype that has been made for a very long time. However, if you ask any non-Arab what they think about Arab countries and how they are living, the answer will be not even close to life over there.

As an Arab, I would not blame anyone for this untruthful reputation because I watch the same stereotypes that they see in almost all the movies and media. Moreover, Arabs have been the worst group of people of all those that media shows in a terrible way, if anyone who has been in any Arab countries is asked about their experience and how he or she thought about what he or she saw.

Arab countries had a significant economic rise in the last 50 years, especially Gulf countries. On the other hand, Hollywood has been making Arab-stereotype movies that represent Arabs as the worst group of people you want to deal with.

Naif Aljalal

Cheney


 

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