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One-and-a-half million Americans today claim Arab ancestry, according to a new Census Beaurau report.
That's less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population.
Still, Maryam Asi, a demographer at the Census Bureau who co-wrote the report, says the Arab-American community is "growing," with a 76 percent increase since 1990 and 25 percent increase since 2000.
Some advocates of the Arab-American community, however, have raised questions about whether these numbers reflect the actual size of the population.
"The census undercounts our community. It always has," says Maya Berry, executive director of the Arab American Institute, an...Read more Original Article