An Analysis Of Donald J. Trump 's Letter For A Total And Complete Shutdown Of Muslims Entering The United States
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country 's representatives can figure out what is going on.” This was released by Trump’s campaign on June 28th of 2016—he is now the president-elect of the United States. Since 9/11, Americans have been taught to embrace islamophobia by big media outlets attempting to profit off injecting fear into the general public’s mind, spreading the bigoted owner’s bigoted views. These views have so widely caught on in our society that children, women wearing hijabs, and people of Arabic descent in general have learned to expect to be treated with racism out in public, even right outside their own homes. The commercial, “Neighbors” from Honey-Maid challenges American hegemony by supporting acceptance and illustrating a neighborly relationship between a white family and an Arab family.
Honey-Maid presents a commercial depicting an Arab woman and her daughter initially in fear of how the neighborhood is going to react to their presence there. Then there is a close up, low angle shot of a Caucasian woman suspiciously peering through the blinds. This shot depicts the Caucasian woman’s possible suspicion and the Arab woman’s fears. This is followed by shots of the Arab family hugging, then the Arab mother hugging a white neighbor mother, smiling, laughing and sharing graham crackers with peanut butter and sliced…