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How Does It Feel To Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America By Moustafa Bayoumi

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Rasha: Arab detention following 9/11; U.S. immigration system

Special Report: The September 11 Detainees - A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks

After 9/11: 'You no longer have rights' – extract

9/11 and the Transformation of U.S. Immigration Law and Policy


Sami: Arab Americans in the military

Muslims in the Military: The Few, the Proud, the Welcome

Arab-Americans working in Iraq link the U.S. military, Iraqi people


Yasmin: Islam and the American education system; Arab Americans and civil rights

Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers

This Is What It’s Like to Be a Muslim Schoolkid in America Right Now


Akram: Middleman minorities and hate crimes

A Theory of Middleman Minorities

Historical Events and Spaces of Hate: Hate Crimes against Arabs and Muslims in Post-9/11


Lina: Economic sanctions; Arab American romantic and family relationships

Sanctions and childhood mortality in Iraq

Daily Hassles, Mother-child Relationship, and Behavior Problems in Muslim Arab American Adolescents in Immigrant Families

Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/ American(ized) Whore


Omar: Workplace discrimination; Arabic language skills

Backlash in Post-9/11 America Extends to the Workplace, Too

It's All in the Name: Employment Discrimination Against Arab Americans


Rami: Islamic faith and identity; Muslim student organizations

This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

Muslim Student Association International


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