The first question I always get from “Americans” is, “Why do you keep calling yourself ‘Arab-American?’ You are American!”
It represents the rock and the hard place where American Arabs have been pushed by the lack of education among most Americans
It’s aggravated by what I also call the U.S. government’s split personality when it comes to American Arabs. On the one hand, they want to know us. On the other, they don’t. Here’s what I mean.
The only time the United States government wants to know about American Arabs is when they are “profiling” us at airport and border security to “protect” the country from “the terrorist threat.” To read the full column, click here.