The chador is a full-body-length shawl held closed at the neck by hand or pin. It covers the head and the body but leaves the face completely visible. Chadors are most often black and are most common in the Middle East, specifically in Iran.
Here, a Muslim girl visibly shows her religion by wearing a hijab headscarf. After the 9/11 attacks, many Muslims notably embraced their religion in response to the defamatory statements about their community.
Anna May Wong is an actor who decided to become a movie star, rather than be "shoved to the sidelines of American life" due the treatment of Chinese Americans. She was successful in reaching her goal, though she faced much discrimination and stereotyping in her career.
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