The TV show has been criticized for stereotyping Muslims as terrorists. But in season six, the show is striving for a much more nuanced portrayal.
Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."
Stereotypes are so pervasive that studies show people can fall victim to them even when they're watching young children play. That's why one researcher says it's never too early to start teaching kids, especially in schools, that racial biases aren't correct. In fact, the earlier they learn, the better they learn.
A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own "survey" on what American women should wear.