What is "racialization"? Be able to explain how the concept applies to Arab Americans and the Arab world (this question will also be answered by the guest speaker, Lila Sharif). (In other words, how are they stereotyped as "different" and what are the consequences in terms of how they are treated here and abroad?)
Process Whereby society perceives group of people as raciallt distinct & accords them unequal treatment. Arab Americans: They are all Muslims, they are all terrorist, they hate the west. Males: Beard, Turban, wealthy, greedy, dishonest, violent. Female: veiled, silent oppressed, or scantily clad, sensuos, needing to be "rescued" by the West.