I still think ABC would be doing the country a better service if it simply were to do more reporting on the Middle East in a commercial free news hour everyday (I can only dream on). But I do have to compliment them on this interesting social experiment that they filmed.
In the exercise, they hired two actors, one male playing a shop owner, and one female playing the hejabi in distress. The actor playing the shop-keep tells the Muslim woman that he will not serve her since she is “not-American” and a “terrorist.” The reaction of the other customers is varied, and eye-opening.
While not scientific, it is a must see. Thanks to Pouya for bring this to my attention.