Monday, 29 August 2011

My Fellow American Project- challenging perceptions...

What's good Hip-Hop heads! Been a while since I posted again, apologies been really busy. Working on getting "The Evolution of Hip-Hop Volume Three" completed. Received an E-mail from someone from My Fellow American. She sent me a link to a video that shows how Muslims are stigmatized as being terrorists. Narrow-minded people feel that it's OK to label normal, hard-working people with this term because of their religion. It's an interesting project and I think the aim is to try and stop this labeling and show that Muslims are like you an me, well of course they are, they are people with families, they are Lawyers, Doctors, members of Society like you and me. I think this is a great idea and I hope it does change and challenges the perceptions of people that think Muslims are "bad" or are terrorists.

What really gets me is that the fact that "Ignorance breeds fear" how can people fear something they know nothing about? Is it because of the media? Is it because other people are doing the same?

Here's a video that Russel Simmons created together with the project :

Here's the My Fellow American video:

Here's the link to the site, have a look, pass it around :

Enjoy, spread the link around and maybe challenge your own perceptions too...


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