The Whitewashing of Arab Identity

  • Al X

    You know you opened a hornets’ nest with this, right? But I admire your bravery. [Raised fist]

  • gazelledusahara

    I think in some ways you are spot on… but please also consider the fact that this was the Arab-American Museum, not the Arab museum. The majority of Arab-Americans are or Lebanese/Syrian descent. This group is the first group of Arabs to migrate to the Americas, and they have communities that span many more decades than many other groups of Arabs and immigrants of color in general. The Museum is also run by folk from this demographic. Racism/colorism is a real problem in the US and within Arab communities wherever they are, but I’m not sure this example is the best one of that.

  • mike3

    did you contact whoever runs the museum?