Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where it Comes From and What it Means for Politics Today
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Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where it Comes From and What it Means for Politics Today

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"A sobering analysis of anti-Arab racism, from neo-conservative to liberal, rooted in America's settler colonial past and seeping into every corner of our lives. Steven Salaita takes the reader into the crisis of Arab-American communities in the wake of 9/11. Written with passion, this lucid account of the dangers of American imperialism paints a dark picture of the agenda...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 10th 2006 by Pluto Press (first published March 20th 2006)
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Rob Prince
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.
Wonderful book -- absolute must-read. An intelligent voice on the state of Arab America, the issues impacting the community, and how that affects the rest of the nation.
Tram Nguyen
It's the first of its kind of work - placing an arab american politics on the contemporary racial map.
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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.
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