Monthly Archives: July 2014

Is Arab term ‘boater’ offensive or affectionate?

The Arab American News in Dearborn, Michigan, has been publishing occasional articles that break down stereotypes and practices that explain the ways of Arab Americans. The latest is about the term “boaters,” which refers to recent immigrants, whether they came … Continue reading

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New book on Arab youths offers hope

Juan Cole, who writes the Informed Content blog about the history and context of developments in the Middle East has a new book out this month, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East. A New … Continue reading

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Top 10 countries in international high school enrollment

A new report shows that U.S. high schools are experiencing enrollment changes similar to those seen in colleges. International enrollment in U.S. schools is up and being driven by students from East Asia. The Institute of International Education reports that … Continue reading

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Map shows child immigration from Honduras, Guatemala

Pressure has been building along the U.S.-Mexico border and on President Barack Obama over a crisis of immigration by unaccompanied minors. As explained in the foreword to 100 Questions and Answers About Hispanics and Latinos, immigration issues get especially painful … Continue reading

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See Grace Lee Boggs documentary for free

This month, watch for free the new documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Now almost 100 years old, the Chinese-American Detroit activist recounts stories from as far back as when the FBI had her and her husband … Continue reading

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