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Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where It Comes From and What It Means For Politics Today
A subtle account of anti-Arab racism in today's America and its place in supposedly 'liberal' communities, especially since 9/11.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 20th 2006 by Pluto Press
(first published March 20th 2006)
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These pieces - the series of essays in this book - should be required reading for high school and college students. Salaita links the pre-and post 9-11 experiences of anti-Arab racism in the USA with the broader historical patterns of racism in the USA. Some years ago it struck me that so much about the situation of Arabs/Palestinians is `filtered' through others. The pitfalls of such methodology should be obvious and would be for any other group victimized by racism here in the USA. Salaita's ` ...more
Extremely insigtful and masterly written book. Expresses the views of an arab-american and points out the insane racism that is directed towards this society of people. Agree that it should be a required reading for every single highschool in america and even beyond that.
I teach English at Virginia Tech and write about Arab Americans, Indigenous peoples, race and ethnicity, and literature. I live with my beloved wife, my half-blind bichon frise, and my nutty orange tabby in Blacksburg, Virginia. The little fellow in the picture with me is my son, Ignatius, the fiery one.More about Steven Salaita...