Let’s Get Serious About Islamophobia

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Blog

A few days ago, a right-wing group in Florida protested the TLC series “All American Muslim” on the grounds that “the show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks” and not violent jihadists, demanding that advertisers pull their ads from the show. The result? Advertisers, including the national hardware chain Lowe’s, pulled their advertisements.

Now, let’s do a quick thought experiment: imagine if a white supremacist group called advertisers on the Bill Cosby show demanding they pull their ads because the show only featured African-Americans who “appear to be ordinary folks” and not gangsters and...

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Is Justin Amash the New Ron Paul?

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Blog

POLITICO has an interesting analysis comparing the voting record of Arab American Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) to famed libertarian Ron Paul (R-TX). Check out the article for a detailed breakdown of their legislative similarities, and explanations of their ideological alignment:

"The two congressmen share not only mutual admiration but also the same line of ideological purity. Both flaunt a feverish desire to “end the Fed,” devote themselves to constitutionally limited government and preach caution about military action abroad."

Read the article...

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Republicans Debate in Michigan Tonight

Posted by on November 09, 2011 in Blog

Michigan is the next stop in the Republican Presidential candidates’ busy debate schedule.  The debate is co-sponsored by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party and will be held at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Although there have been many debates already this primary season, each one seems to have the potential to cause major changes in the race, and the Michigan debate this evening at 8:00PM EST is no different. Here are some key stories to watch for: This debate marks the first event at which all the Republican contenders will meet on stage since the revelation of sexual...

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2011 National Leadership Conference

Posted by on October 01, 2011 in Blog

AAI and NNAAC convened over 200 community members at The National Leadership Conference to build community capacity and confront challenges both at home and abroad ahead of the 2012 elections. Arab American leaders from across the country gathered in Dearborn, Michigan to work on three distinct albeit complementary tracks: Advocacy, Community Building and Organizing. Within this framework and with the realization that we can most effectively advocate for change here at home, the conference goals were to: Get Arab Americans involved and their voices heard (Community Building) Promote better understanding of the Arab world (Organizing) Promote the civil rights...

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Arab American Health Today: A Discussion with Dr. Abdulrahman M El-Sayed

Posted by on August 08, 2011 in Blog

By Kristyn Acho Fall Intern, 2014

Although Arab Americans are featured prominently in the media and public discourse, there is still limited research available on the health of Arab Americans. This dearth in information exists largely because large statistical projects to quantify the health of Arab Americans have not been undertaken. These projects are hindered by the lack of data on the Arab American population due to a massive undercount of the community by the Census Bureau, which identifies only a portion of the Arab American population through a...

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