There are attempts of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Residents are fleeing to the borders of Bangladesh with chilling stories of Gang Rape, Slaughtering of Myanmar Men, torture and more.
An approximated 30,000 fled their homes.
Some of you may ask: “Ethnic Cleansing in 2016? What the hell? Are we going backwards?” Well, this is why representation is important. When American media portrays Muslim people as unimportant, vulnerable, a pest, etc. It transcends to the rest of the world. So are we going backwards? In 2016? YES, until we (collectively) take responsibility for the irresponsible portrayal of muslims and other minorities in media and take those steps towards eliminating stereotypes these atrocities will continue and they will get worse. All a bully needs is persuasion to take charge, and propaganda does exactly that.