Wednesday, September 12, 2012
According to a report released earlier this year, Latino and Arab communities who live along the border between Canada and the United States are experiencing an increase in instances of racial profiling by border patrol and other federal agents. In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is suing the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for what it claims has been religious profiling and mistreatment of Muslims at the border.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is located several miles from Ground Zero, but it's in this neighborhood where two strikingly different visions of post-9/11 America are taking shape. Two activists from the area were deeply influenced by the World Trade Center attacks and took away different lessons from that day. Both hope to get elected to public office.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Alia Malek looks at the last 40-plus years of American history through the eyes of Arab Americans. A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories includes timeless stories of an immigrant community becoming American, the nostalgia for home, and the alienation from a society sometimes as intolerant as its laws are generous.