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Sociologist Explores Arab-American Experience Post 9/11

In the aftermath of the terrorists' attacks of 2001, Arab and Muslim Americans became suspects in the eyes of everyone from law enforcement agencies to their next door neighbors. Close to home we saw anti-Muslim demonstrations near a mosque in the southwest suburb of Bridgeview. Sociologist Louise Cainkar has documented the experiences of Arab and Muslim American communities in and around Chicago after 9/11 in her new book, Homeland Insecurity. She says her access to these communities was key to undertaking this study.

Music Button: Barrett Martin, "Roll The Bones", from the CD Zenga, (Fast Horse recordings)

Tomorrow, we'll discuss immigration policy post 9/11. How have things changed? And what do you expect the Obama administration to do about the thousands of illegal residents in the United States?

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