Monday, March 20, 2017

Russell Peters: "Terrorists vs Indians"

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I can't say I'd know a terrorist if I saw one (because terrorists can look like anyone), but I do feel reasonably confident that I'd be able to tell the difference between an Indian and someone from one of those 7 predominantly Muslim countries. That comes from having exposure to those groups. If people didn't live in bubbles and actually interacted with people from different cultures they might be less afraid of them. In the absence of that, things like the comedy of Russell Peters or Little Mosque on the Prairie should help normalize those different cultures at least a little and in so doing make them seem less scary.