Muslins and Arab-Americans
This DB is to address issues related to Arab-Americans.
This is the writing assignment that you are expected to do for this learning unit. You will write a 500 words (OR MORE) message addressing these questions:
a. To do this writing assignment you need to read the chapter (11)
b. view the movies “Arab American Firefighter” and “Dr. Karima (Arab-American Woman)” located in QuickTime Movies.
c. Visit the web site of the “Arab American Institute”, where you should read these articles (in Arab-Americans; Who We Are): http://www.aaiusa.org/who-are-arab-americans
“Are Arab Americans People Like Us?” by James Zogby. Foreign Service Journal, May 2000
“Arab Americans,” by Helen Samhan, AAIF Executive Director. From Grolier’s Multimedia Encyclopedia
“Healing the Nation: The Arab American Experience After September 11” AAI’s first-anniversary report. (PDF).
These are the questions that you must answer in your posting:
How Arab-Americans are struggling to be accepted in the US? Why most Americans still do not understand Arabs as people? Can Arab-Americans retain their culture, religious beliefs and traditions and be considered good and loyal Americans? What did you learn from the QuickTime movies? (“Arab American Firefighter” and “Dr. Karima”)