"At this moment, The substance of dread Generally Appears as though Me." - Richard Montoya.


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"Fire in the city air and I dreaded for my sister's life in a path at no other time, And afterward, and now, I fear for whatever is left of us." - Suheir Hammad
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“Fire in the city air and I dreaded for my sister’s life in a manner at no other time, And then, and now, I fear for whatever remains of us.” - Suheir Hammad “My Palestinian cousins in Texas have excellent cocoa young men. A considerable lot of them haven’t gone to class yet. Also, now they have this overwhelming word to convey in their knapsacks alongside weight of their papers and books.” “Right now, The substance of dread Mostly Looks Like Me.” - Richard Montoya

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Arab Americans By Aaron and Tracy

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Defining the term Arab American The term “Arab American” alludes to outsiders to North America from the Arabic-talking nations of the Middle East and their relatives

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Cultural Fiction

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Cultural Facts Common authentic words to depict the Arab American populace: -Hardworking -Law withstanding -Family situated -Traditional -Generous -Humanitarian -Polite Important Values of the Arab American society: -Dignity -Honor -Reputation -Trust -Loyalty -Education and Learning - As itemized by the FBI

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Demographics The Middle East ( or West Asia ) sits where Africa, Asia and Europe meet.

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Demographics - There are 20-23 Arab nations in North Africa and the Middle East *225-280 million individuals - One of the quickest developing gatherings around the world; particularly in Western nations - Population of 3-3.5 million in United States

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In the United States - The Lebanese populace is the biggest gathering of Arab Americans and record for 39% of the populace - 1/3 of the Arab American populace live in California, Michigan, and New York -additionally huge populaces in: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania,

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Arab American History Two Major Waves of Immigration - From the 1870’s to World War II -extensive numbers in the 1880s - From World War II to the present

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Problems with diagramming movement - Immigration authorities utilized diverse orders -until 1899 migration measurements logged Arabs in the same classification as Greeks, Armenians, and Turks - Used distinctive names/names to depict populace at diverse times -for instance until WWII Syrian or Syrian-Lebanese was the most widely recognized

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The First Wave 1870’s to World War II - most Arab foreigners originated from the Greater Syria area, particularly display day Lebanon - were generally Christian -recall the Middle East is the place Christianity created - assessed 130,000 Arab Americans by the late 1930s and just before WWI up to 350,000 - viewed themselves as sojourners; not a piece of American culture

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Reasons for 1 st Wave Immigration - monetary need - the economy endured injuring blows in the mid-1880’s when exchange courses moved far from Syria -the second significant blow was in the 1890’s when Lebanese vineyards attacked by phylloxera (a grape eating creepy crawly) and left in vestiges - Rapid populace build Syrian - horticulture and industry couldn\'t keep up -the subsistence economy could now just bolster one kid and other youngsters needed to fight for themselves

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Reasons for 1 st Wave Immigration - Personal Advancement - tricked by the guarantee of the New World extraordinary riches - To escape religious oppression and the absence of political and common flexibility by the Ottoman administration - Christians were not agreed equivalent status as their Muslim neighbors - For wellbeing of their families - leaving to stay away from the slaughters as a result of religious inclination

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Reasons for 1 st Wave Immigration - Other reasons - Improved transportation and correspondence overall -advancement of steam route made ocean travel more secure and shorter -forcefulness of specialists of steamship organizations in enrolling new outsider travelers

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1 st Wave Immigrants - poor - uneducated - ignorant in any dialect - untalented specialists -for the most part assembly line laborers and mineworkers - confined - forlorn

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1 st Wave Immigrants Becoming Peddlers - was an approach to escape destitution and incompetent work employments - did not oblige preparing, capital, or inside and out information of English - normally a superior built up individual Arab worker would encourage get “suitcase” to begin - still obliged diligent work and extend periods of time yet a more noteworthy open door revenue driven - begin of Arab Americans opening dry-great stores

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The Second Wave - This flood of migrants originated from all parts of the Arab world -particularly from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Yemen - Had bigger quantities of Muslim group - In the 1990s it is evaluated at under 1 million to today it is evaluated at 3 million

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Second Wave Immigrants Reasons for Immigration - financial need and fascination of a noteworthy mechanical society - provincial clashes and common wars - real social and political changes -particularly for affluent or white collar class -needed U.S. for popularity based shelter - mental piece -the world appeared to be littler and the considered movement is more worthy

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Second Wave Immigrants - moderately well-off - semi or profoundly instructed proficient - understudies at American colleges who chose to stay - needed to teach American culture on the Arab society - made more political and champion associations to bolster the Arab groups and their needs

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Life in America - Large engagement in trade - Dreams of resigning in old town or neighborhood - Primary long haul contacts were with other Arab Americans - Formed own private groups

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Major contrasts between 1 st and 2 nd Waves 1 st Wave workers first considered themselves sojourners and once chose to stay absorbed to fit in 2 nd Wave settlers had a legacy\'s recovery and way of life as an ethnic group, went to the nation arranged to stay from the earliest starting point

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The two migrant waves had contrasts taking into account attributes and the distinctive difficulties confronted in social and political coliseums The two groups started to meet up in the 1960s, particularly after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war -contrast this idea with the out pouring of patriotism in American after September 11.

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Demographics - Metropolitan Detroit is home to about 300,000 Arab Americans and is one of the biggest populaces of Arabs outside the Middle East - Arab-Americans have been in the United States for a long time -The most punctual records show relatives of Middle Eastern families who settled the Detroit range beginning in the 1890s (mostly vendors and sellers) - Up to 5,000 Arabs emigrate to the Detroit territory every year

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Religious Demographics - 63 percent of all Arab-Americans are Christians -35 percent of all Arab-Americans are Catholic or Eastern Orthodox - 24 percent are Muslim - The rest of to different religions or no religion

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Things to Know Arab Americans: a perplexing society - Politically Diverse: governments, communist gatherings and activist gatherings, and so forth - Religiously Diverse: Islam (essential), Christian, Jewish, Bahais, Alaouis, Zoroastrians - Contributions of their rich social legacy: Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Medicine, Architecture, Art, Mathematics, Natural Sciences

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Things to Know Cultural Knowledge - The Arab American society works in a patriarchal connection - Kinship structure is known as the Hamula -points of interest a family heredity through a typical male progenitor - Family-arranged

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Things to Know Rules of Socialization Expect insignificant eye contact Especially between distinctive genders! Never demonstrate the soles of your shoes Don’t slump in seats Handshaking Gender Differences

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Post-September 11 - Destruction of common freedoms - Racial Profiling - Loss of security - Family individuals would simply vanish - Worry about witnesses and spies - Challenges to applying for citizenship - Living in a universe of political clash - Life under a magnifying instrument of World Focus

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September 11, 2001 Not Just Our Day of Devastation Fact versus Fiction - Deliberate mythmaking by film and media - The U.S. government offering of a political motivation - Public powerlessness Fear and Grief helped sustain these convictions

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History Repeats Itself… *Backward development on bigotry in light of trepidation -Japanese Americans 1940’s -Native Americans -Nazis Genocide

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Arab American Communities What they trust for… …to wipe out wrongdoing in their neighborhoods …to feel safe …to watch their youngsters flourish …to not be the substance of terrorists

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What they got rather - Living in apprehension - Always under suspicion - scorn mail/passing dangers - sources and spies in their groups - loss of society because of apprehension

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Definition of Cultural Competence A working definition: to try to comprehend the different and incorporated variables that make up the various ethnicity of Arab-Americans, and apply these ideas to a workable administration arrange for that shows respect and admiration inside of each social setting. Ethnicity = Arab (like Latino-Hispanic) Culture/Nationalism = Lebanese, Egyptian

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Cultural Awareness Generalist-need to comprehend the way of life around you. Is it accurate to say that they are Arab, Persian, Turkish, Afghani, or another gathering? In the event that they are Arab, need to discover level of conventional practice in the home, inside of the social/nationalistic structure. Propelled need to comprehend the different life phases of Arab ethnicity. How they see passing, respect, disease, and religion.

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Knowledge Acquisition Generalist level-critical to know the demographics of Arab populace. Registration 2000 under-representation Zogby International and other surveying Advanced level-vital to know particular hypothetical settings for Arab Americans. Ethnicity, society, minority, class, patriotism, religion

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Special Tools Generalist level-contextua

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