Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People by Jack Shaheen
Reel Bad Arabs underscores the prejudice against and insensitivity to Arabs in American films. Rather than simply denouncing Hollywood's stereotypes of Arabs, Shaheen documents them by examining more than 1,000 film plots and scripts. While the vilification of Arabs in film is nothing new, this examination of the phenomenon is. As one reviewer said, "Anybody concerned about education, racial justice, democracy, and critical literacy should buy and read this book, and then pass it on to a friend."