Category Archives: Arab Americans

100 Questions and Answers About Arab Americans

Arabs and Muslims: Not the same

As Arab American Heritage Month concludes, James Zogby writes in The Nation about a lifetime of slights, large and small, over his ethnicity. Zogby is a pollster and founder and president of the Arab American Institute. He recounts slurs, being … Continue reading

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Ramadan greetings in Arabic and English

What do you say to a Muslim at Ramadan? You may greet the person in their everyday language or in Arabic, the language of Islam. Most Muslims in the world are not Arabs, but they use the language in their … Continue reading

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American Jews divided over Mideast peace plan

Reaction among U.S. Jews to President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan illustrates that the Jewish community is not monolithic, according to the Jerusalem Post. The Post wrote that politically conservative Jewish groups praised the proposal, while more liberal groups criticized … Continue reading

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‘Democracies die behind closed doors’

The man who gave us that powerful idea, Judge Damon Keith, died this morning at age 96. Many are attesting to what we have lost. His quote is repeated, paraphrased or abridged so often it is sometimes disconnected from its … Continue reading

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Arab Americans’ Census request unlikely to come true

It looks as though the 2020 Census will go to press without the box Arab Americans have been asking for. According to NBC, the issue is that, while the Census Bureau classifies Arabs as White, many do not feel they … Continue reading

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Christchurch reminder: Most Muslims are not Arab at all

Many are justifiably reaching out  to Muslims in the wake of the heinous mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. However, some people in the United States seem to regard Muslims and Arabs as the same, while it appears that Pakistanis … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Kanigel, associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, for the launch of a new diversity style guide for journalists. The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by … Continue reading

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FBI adds hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arab Americans

The FBI has announced that its mechanism for gathering reports on hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab Americans is operational. Quantifying is an important step on the road to understanding a problem and then solving it. The FBI announced … Continue reading

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Fall reading list includes Bias Busters series

Diverse reading list for fall includes Bias Busters, book about Bill Cosby and one by Charles Blow. Continue reading

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Arab publisher challenges ‘city of terrorists’ label

The Arab American News, published in Dearborn, Michigan, has challenged the city’s prominence of the U.S. watch list of terrorists and suspected terrorists. The list says Dearborn is second only to New York City for the number of people on … Continue reading

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