Racial Diversity And Racism

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The course of American Studies has taught me see how drastically people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds experiences life in America. In the many novels, videos, stories, poems, and other written words that we have read, made me better understand the struggles and adversity people of other race and nation of origin have trying to fit in a new society. Across these texts, I realized they have all tied together to continuously fight for acceptance be placed in a new community with people of different race and color. In many years past, segregation and discrimination have been an issue for many races. How Does It Feel to be a Problem? (Moustafa Bayoumi), The Refugees (Viet Thanh Nguyen), The Namesake (by Jhumpa Lahiri), Kindred (by Octavia Butler), Nobody (by Marc Lamont Hill), and the 2014 Coca Cola Super Bowl commercial, “It’s Beautiful”, are all novels and visuals based on the fight for acceptance on new societies. This has been very problematic especially to the black and Muslim community. The listed readings have exemplified this problem in their own way, mostly focused on the society. Moving from a different country can be difficult, in the novel, “How Does It Feel to be a Problem?” by Moustafa Bayoumi, six young Arab kids and one Christian live their lives in Brooklyn after the attacks of 9/11. This book contributes to the discussion of a subject that is relevant to Brooklyn and other states in society today. Acceptance can be displayed in many ways, but in

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