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Positive and Negative Effects of Ethnicity

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Ethnicities in society can have both positive and negative effects on people. I decided to create a photo-essay regarding ethnicity. I interviewed a few classmates from the Lab School to ask them about how their ethnicity and how it has affected their lives.


Jamal Nimer:
"I'd say my ethnicity is Arab or Middle Eastern. In general, my ethnicity has affected me in society mostly when traveling. I think a lot of times when I'm trying to travel with my family we'll get stopped a lot more than many other families do. I remember a few occasions when I was young, going from Jordan to the States, I'd get randomly stopped by TSA for bomb checks where they'd search my hands for traces of gunpowder. Traveling with a mom with a Hijab on her head was certainly not very helpful. Traveling to Palestine or Israel from Jordan is also incredibly difficult. The Israeli government doesn't allow my family to land in Israel even though we have American citizenships and it doesn…