Video Thursday: Iranian in America

It’s a couple years old (Bush was president, remember those years?), but Iranian American comedian Maz Jobrani still hits several nails on the head when talking about being Middle Eastern in America:


Really, I think we all go through the internalization of stereotypes that he describes when talking about walking through an airport; we’re all aware of what assumptions people hold of because of our race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, hobbies, job. And sometimes we start to wonder how much the stereotypes are true, and let other people’s perception affect our own self-perception.