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New York Times Article Features Dr. Nadine Naber and Our Report: “Beyond Erasure and Profiling”

The poster has a drawing of an olive tree on the right and below that is the title of the report in black and gold letters. In the background is a map of the globe with Arab countries outlined in a stylized pattern. In the water between Europe and Africa and the US are CENSUS categories that include the MENA designation.

People of Middle Eastern and North African descent are usually counted as “white” by the U.S. government, though most do not identify that way

A recent New York Times article highlighted findings from the latest IRRPP report on Arab Americans in Chicagoland. The report uses demographic research, surveys, focus group data, as well as expert commentaries by organizers and academics to analyze how systemic inequities and anti-Arab/anti-Muslim racism affect the lives of Arab Americans in employment, education, health care, housing, and policing. The report engages with the diversity of experiences among Arab American communities and their common challenge in navigating being at once hypervisible as a result of commonplace stereotypes as well as invisible due to being classified as white by government agencies and due to the general lack of knowledge about Arab Americans in our society.

Click on this link to read the NYT article.