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Anticipatory Snow Days

Being from North Carolina, snow is something that we are not used to, and if there is a high enough percentage, then the city panics and does whatever they can to prepare, overwhelmed and anxious for the potential coming snow. Parents will swarm the grocery to get the basics, kids will flood Target for sleds,…

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Fear is not real

Zero-dark thirty is a movie that stages the search for al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, in which they have been searching for nearly 20 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. This search led to the finding of his compound in Pakistan and the military attack that resulted in…

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The Exploitation of Fear in the 2016 Election Year

Terrorism is huge topic during election years and is discussed a lot on what to do to combat it. Kurzman states that although we believe that the US is in danger of terrorist attacks, “terrorism accounts for only a tiny proportion of the world’s violence” (p. 62). The common misconception and stereotype is that all…

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Think Before You Speak

Unfortunately, 9/11 resulted in a stigma in the United States against the Muslim community as terrorists. As displayed in the political cartoon at the end of this post, judgment against the Muslim population become a part of life in the United States. However, what portion of the Muslim community is actually militant? How has the…

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