Angeliki Samios- Why so racist?

Hollywood film industries is a very popular industry. You would be surprised how frequent the occurrence of racism there is without realizing. Over time racism has cooled, but parodies and documentaries of racism have begun to be included into film productions. Racism has embedded into the film industry of Hollywood.

In 1921, Rudolph Valentino released the movie The Sheik. The movie itself was a box office success, but showed Arabs as savage beasts who auction off their own women. The film was followed up a few years later with The Son of the Sheik, which also portrayed racist overtones. Arab culture has been the most misunderstood and supplied with the worst stereotypes.

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