Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where it Comes From and What it Means for Politics Today
by Steven Salaita (Goodreads Author)
"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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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...