In a modern society, stereotypes hinder the development of a compassionate community, where those who are different should be willing and able to coexist harmoniously. The influx of media from narrowed perspectives can influence and encourage stereotypical judgments often without the conscious awareness of its audience. Drawing attention to stereotypical assumptions brings to light these mistaken inferences, allowing individuals to open door to what is true. In “Raising the Stereotype” nine artists reflect upon common stereotypes experienced by Muslims and Arabs around the world today.
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