In western societies, instead of tapping into practicing cultural humility, the mainstream makes negative assumptions about, and even criminalize, Muslim women who wear burkas and veils.
The catch is that with the prevailing norm is that people don’t try to take cultural differences as opportunities for them to learn and grow. Instead, they start to project whatever stereotypes they believe to be true according to the overwhelming majority. (Also known as the herd mentality.)
Watch this insightful talk by Dr. Julie A. Hogan, a sociologist and an associate professor at the University of Nevada Reno’s College of Business, about the double standards standing in the way of Muslim women wearing burkas and veils, and how cultural humility is key to end discrimination.