There are two major implications for race and ethnicity in a multicultural society, first one, the sociological factor is widely studied and debated by sociologists and scientists. The black-white divide is nonexistent in the modern society, or more precisely not easily acknowledged by many. However the divide becomes apparent following a crucial national decision or event, like for example the verdict of O. J. Simpson in United States. Terrorism, similarly, has created more serious conflicts in the recent times, the attack against Muslims after 9/11, the trial of Indian Doctor Mohammed Haneef on London attacks in 2007 etc have been the topic of international discussions. The social implications of terrorism have been much more complex than can be expected which is clearly demonstrated by certain events following the terrorist attacks in US and UK. For the past couple of decades irrespective of the country of origin, people from Indian subcontinent were identified as ‘pakis’ in UK and the Sikhs, who have nothing to do with Islam were treated as Muslims in USA after the 9/11 attacks. Such examples of stereotypes are in fact omnipresent. While Iranians are ethnologically different from Arabs, this is hardly known to the rest... [continues]
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