Lilith Hope

The stigmatization of anything Palestinian or Arab

The current controversy over a celebrity chef wearing what some mistook for the traditional Palestinian kuffiyeh in a Dunkn’ Donuts ad points to the increasing tendency to collapse everything Arab, especially Palestinian, into the category “terrorist.” EI contributor Lilith Hope writes that the prejudice interpretation of this national and cultural symbol will only exacerbate the stigma that surrounds anything Palestinian or Arab.