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Members of the Aden Community Center, a Bridgeview-based nonprofit that caters to the Arab American community of Chicago, protest outside Trump International Hotel in 2017.

Members of the Aden Community Center, a Bridgeview-based nonprofit that caters to the Arab American community of Chicago, protest outside Trump International Hotel in 2017.

Ashlee Rezin

Members of the Aden Community Center, a Bridgeview-based nonprofit that caters to the Arab American community of Chicago, protest outside Trump International Hotel in 2017.

Members of the Aden Community Center, a Bridgeview-based nonprofit that caters to the Arab American community of Chicago, protest outside Trump International Hotel in 2017.

Ashlee Rezin

New study examines everyday life, challenges of Chicago area Arab Americans

A new study explores why Arab Americans do not have a racial category of their own.

Members of the Aden Community Center, a Bridgeview-based nonprofit that caters to the Arab American community of Chicago, protest outside Trump International Hotel in 2017.

Ashlee Rezin

   

The study from UIC looks at Arab Americans in the Chicago area. One finding is that many Arab Americans would like to be able to check something other than “white” on official forms.

Reset checks in with a researcher and an organizer about the results.

GUESTS: Nadine Naber, professor of gender and women’s studies and global Asian studies at UIC

Nadiah Alyafai, youth and political organizer at the Arab American Action Network

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