AP Human Geography Class Analysis

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Aside from what the news portrays, many Americans have limited knowledge of Islam and Muslim people. Because prejudice against Muslims has been deeply integrated into American society for such a long time, it has even become clear in classroom settings. For example, in my AP Human Geography class, we were debating on ways we could prevent terrorism, specifically referring to ISIS as the basis. The discussion could’ve been harmless, however, my teacher made a point to place the only two Muslim kids in the class, including myself, on the negative side, while Christian students spoke for the affirmative. Naturally, they were allowed to speak first; the first solution they thought of was the improvement of education in the Middle East so that students would learn that terrorism is wrong, and it astounded me—everyone knows that terrorism is wrong.
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