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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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Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where It Comes From and What It Means For Politics Today (Hardback)

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Today is a difficult time to be both Arab and American. Since 9/11 there has been a lot of criticism of America's involvement in the middle east. Yet there has been little analysis of how America treats citizens of Arab or middle eastern origin within its own borders.



Steven Salaita explores the reality of Anti-Arab racism in America. He blends personal narrative, theory and polemics to show how this deep-rooted racism affects everything from legislation to cultural life, shining a light on the consequences of Anti-Arab racism both at home and abroad.



The book shows how ingrained racist attitudes can be found within the progressive movements on the political left, as well as the right. Salaita argues that, under the guise of patriotism, Anti-Arab racism fuels support for policies such as the Patriot Act.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Pluto Press Publication Date: 20/03/2006 ISBN-13: 9780745325170  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Steven Salaita is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He writes frequently about Arab America and the Arab World.

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