Posts Tagged “Arab Americans”

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

Thanksgiving, Arab American style Remembering back to the 1960s when Arab Americans had hope for freedom and racism in America was focused elsewhere. Thanksgiving was a feast in Arab American homes in the 1960s and 1970s before politics, hatred, racism and Israeli violence created a refugee crisis By Ray Hanania Thanksgiving is a special holiday…

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American Arabs need to document their history

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American Arabs need to document their history

American Arabs need to document their history By Ray Hanania During my entire consciousness as an American of Arab heritage, I have always tried to document the experiences of my family, friends and organizations I have been involved with regarding Arab American history. The truth is American Arabs do a poor job of documenting their…

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Arab American journalists face industry bias

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Arab American journalists face industry bias

Arab American journalists face industry bias Arab American journalists continue to be targeted by racism and discrimination that dominate the mainstream American news media. America’s journalism industry is driven by an unethical and unprofessional growing trend by American media outlets to exclude any voices that are critical of Israel. It’s the main reason why there are so…

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world A total of 259 journalists are currently in jails in 31 countries, including 53 jailed in the Middle East. The report from the Committee to Protect Journalists notes that Turkey has the largest number of jailed journalists, 81, followed by China, with 38. Despite political criticism of Russia, that…

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Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era

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Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era

Reminder Arabs forgotten even in Obama era By Ray Hanania President Barack Obama and the U.S. Census released data recognizing the commemoration of Native American Heritage during the month of November, but have never acknowledged the achievements of American Arabs in this country. It’s a true reflection of Obama’s hypocrisy in limiting the definition of “diversity”…

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Arab voters in Chicagoland in 2000

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Arab voters in Chicagoland in 2000

How many Arab American voters live in Chicagoland? By Ray Hanania Overview: There are approximately 180,000 Arab Americans living in the Six County Region around Cook County. About one-third live in Chicago, one-third live in Southwest Suburban Cook County, and the remainder of one-third are spread throughout the remaining counties. It is estimated that there…

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COMIC: Bias in Hollywood keeps great movie on Arabs from Americans, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Jan. 26, 2009

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COMIC: Bias in Hollywood keeps great movie on Arabs from Americans, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Jan. 26, 2009

Click Comic Strip to view larger image Ray Hanania’s World Comic Strips http://www.ProfessiveComicStrips.blogspot.com American East, a great movie on the Arab American experience, never made it to theatrical release, but is now available on DVD. Buy it if you care about correcting the reality of Sept. 11, 2001 and the stereotypes of Arab Americans.

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HANANIA: American East: Movie review — a powerful portrayal of Arab Americans after Sept. 11, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 26, 2009

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American East: Movie review — a powerful portrayal of Arab Americans after Sept. 11 By Ray Hanania — All Mustafa an Egyptian American Muslim widower ever wanted to do was live the “American Dream.” And, maybe pay off some family debts, turn his small New Jersey falafel shop into a fancy restaurant, raise his two…

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HANANIA: Arabs and Muslims have no excuse for America’s pro-Israel stance, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10-03-08

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Arabs and Muslims have no excuse for America’s pro-Israeli stance By Ray Hanania — Both of the presidential candidates and the vice presidential candidates in each of their first round of debates emphasized their commitment to “change.” But when it comes to America’s blind support for Israel and failure to stand up for human rights…

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