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Census and (lack of) Sensibility in nation’s manipulation of population data

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Census and (lack of) Sensibility in nation’s manipulation of population data

Census and (lack of) Sensibility in nation’s manipulation of population data Governments around the world manipulate their Census data on populations in order to undermine minority rights and strengthen government abuses against minorities. In the United States, the government has used the Census for decades as a means of suppressing the actual numbers of Arabs…

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Don’t call me MENA, call me Arab

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Don’t call me MENA, call me Arab

Don’t call me MENA, call me Arab President Obama is considering placing an all inclusive category called “MENA” (Middle Eastern and North Africa) on the US Census forms going out soon to identify the nation’s 2020 demographic population, but I think the designation should be sweet and simple “Arab.” I’m not MENA, I am Arab and I…

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U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000

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U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000

U.S. Census data on American Arabs from 2000 The 2000 Census and how it fails to accurately track numbers, but does pinpoint community congregations of Arab Americans.   What does the 2000 Census say about Arab Americans living in America? It’s not very accurate. Community Place type Notes % Arab Hamtramck, MI city 6.3 Dearborn,…

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