Posts Tagged “Census”

Don’t call me MENA, call me Arab

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Don’t call me MENA, call me Arab

Don’t call me MENA, call me Arab President Obama is considering placing an all inclusive category called “MENA” (Middle Eastern and North Africa) on the US Census forms going out soon to identify the nation’s 2020 demographic population, but I think the designation should be sweet and simple “Arab.” I’m not MENA, I am Arab and I…

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Why the failure of the Census to include Arabs is important

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Why the failure of the Census to include Arabs is important

Trying to collect accurate information on Arabs and Muslims in America is very difficult. And there is a reason for it. When a government can suppress accurate information on the demographics of a community, the government can control and suppress that community. That’s why it is so important to get the U.S. Census to change its…

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US Census will “test” using Middle East in count

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US Census will “test” using Middle East in count

American Arabs have been urging the U.S. Census for years to include a category that will help empower America’s growing Arab community. But racism among public officials has stood in the way. But Census officials said this week that they will “test” using a new category to include American Arabs “Middle East and North Africa” this…

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