Anti Semitism During 9 / 11 Essay

1491 Words Nov 16th, 2016 6 Pages
The world we know today is no stranger to bigotry and hatred, often times specifically referring to religious or ethnic groups. With Christianity still dominating American values, whether it is in politics or social services, the two religious factions left out in the cold are the Jewish people and the Muslim people. Though anti-Semitism peaked in the 1920’s and 30’s, the effects still linger with discrimination and all around negative feelings at about 9% today . This is in contrast to Islamophobia, which exploded after 9/11 and continues to fluctuate depending on the media cycle, international events, and politics. This process of discrimination is very much so the same for both the Jewish and Muslim, despite the time gap between their worst points. This discrimination extends to the work place, social settings, and different types of media (e.g. social media, news media, print media, etc). Similarly to how anti-Semitism flourished after, the rise Islamophobia after 9/11 has colored Western perceptions of the religion and its people. This is a comparative essay on the conditions Jewish-Americans faced in the 20’s onward versus the conditions Muslim-Americans are confronted, compounded by increase in the tensions between both religious groups. It is also an examination of the current climate for both Jewish-Americans and Muslim-Americans and how the political system has influenced American perceptions of the ethnic and religious groups; all the while paying close attention…

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