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  •  Not so long ago, Muslims -- (1+ / 0-)
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    -- that is, anyone living in the Middle East and thereabouts (say the entire stretch from Libya to Afghanistan) was seen as a stereotype involving a camel, a keffiyeh (the rag part of 'raghead') and a bomb strapped to his chest.

    The terms 'Arab' and 'Muslim' were vaguely interchangeable (remember how Bush praised Musharaff of Pakistan for his leadership of the 'Arab world').

    Those stereotypes are still around, but not so prevalent; not since the TV coverage of all those youth-led uprisings, Twitter and FaceBook and all. We heard them speak in terms we could all empathize with; and they seemed not so different from many first- or second-generation Americans.

    It's time the Chinese too got their share of that eye-opening limelight. In the absence of a popular uprising to attract the news crews, a good start would be Chinese movies like Eat Drink Man Woman, which is absolutely delightful, a very compelling and human story anyone can relate to. It involves lots and lots of gorgeous Chinese food too -- the real kind, not Colonel Tso.

    Lay off the footwork and throw a punch! ~ Joe Bageant

    by gotgat54 on Thu May 19, 2011 at 12:39:37 PM PDT

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