TweetAn Arab American’s 9/11 By AHMED THARWAT September 10, 2021 – 5:45 PM On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was starting my day slowly. I hadn’t even made it to the shower. My landline phone; the new message light was flashing, that is too early for that. I dialed *98, then listened to the frantic voice of my sister-in-law — “… I’m ok, I’m Ok” played it back a few times. I wasn’t sure what she meant. But I didn’t make much of the strange message; my sister-in-law sometimes known for eccentric outburses.
THE HOLY WAR
TweetThe Arab American community must face its own prejudices, bigotry and biases, much of these the residual effects of colonial history and pure ignorance of Arab history and culture. Arabs themselves are people of color, our heroes were blacks, our prophets were blacks, our teachers our neighbors and friends were blacks. A few summers ago, it was Friday noonish, and I was standing by the door of Holy Land Grocery in Northeast Minneapolis. The place was vibrant; people were coming and going at a fast pace. A Somali man in his ironed white khamiis was rushing out of the door carrying some grocery bags. A policeman hanging around outside seemed concerned and…
RACISM IN THE ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITY, A CONVERSATION WITH PROF. FOUZI SLISLI.
Tweet The Arab American Community was shocked by the Holyland’s unfortunate racist postings episode. Some people called for an honest conversation about racism and anti-blackness in the Arab American Community… here is one with Fouzi Slisli, Professor of literature, teaching Race and racism!! “Not only as a CEO, but as a father, it is my duty and responsibility to ensure my family and Holy Land team members all demonstrate high integrity and moral compass guidelines,” Majdi Wadi wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “We will now work, harder than before, to better ourselves through education, volunteering, and open conversation and forums with all our community to ensure we leave a…