2017 Arab Prejudice
Leading to President Trump's Executive Order, some are blaming immigrants from the Arab Nation to be the leading cause of terrorist attacks. The president's first proposal would prevent any Arab of Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Iran without permanent residence in the U.S. from entering the country. Major backlash erupted as large groups of Americans came together to express their contradictory views on the decision. Like the 1963 March on Washington, non-violent demonstrations were used in these rallies and the cause of the two movements were due to the discrimination of people with different origins. As the March on Washington included both whites and blacks, the protest against Arab prejudice also included people of varying ethnicities and races. In terms of leaders, there were state senators that stepped up and vowed they would put their efforts towards overturning Trump's proposal. In New York, State Senator Chuck Schumer announced to the public that he would "fight with every fiber in my being" to end Arab prejudice. (Gordts, Miller, Abbey-Lambertz, & Wing, 2017).
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