Hisham Besheer

As Interviewed by Hazel H., May 6, 2018
"I think stereotypes exist. I think they’re everywhere."
Hisham Besheer

Introductory Profile: About Hisham Besheer

I interviewed Hisham Besheer. He was born in Egypt and moved back and forth from Cairo to Lubbock. When he was in kindergarten in Egypt, he started learning English but wasn’t fluent. When he moved to Lubbock, he worked for six months to try to master English.

When he moved back to Lubbock to go to graduate school, the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened. He was questioned about his views on 9/11 and terrorist groups. He was stereotyped because of his ethnicity.