In the aftermath of Friday's decision, Arab American organizations released statements opposing the Census Bureau's rejection of the MENA category. AAI & ADC released the statements below. Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census: Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau … Continue reading “Middle Eastern or North African” Census category rejected
"Check it Right...You Ain't White!" residents were encouraged by a Census Complete Count Committee campaign slogan reaching out to Arab Americans this past February. The campaign, which held a kick-off event in February at Victory Restaurant, attracted local, national and international media, including the OC Register, Newsweek, NPR, CBS, KFI, Aljazeera and Alhurra. Carrie Kahn, … Continue reading Little Arabia’s Top 5 Moments of 2010
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - MARCH 17, 2010 - The "Check it Right, You Ain't White" campaign launched by the Arab Complete Count Committee of Orange County has received national exposure in the past few weeks. Newsweek published a front-page Web feature on March 2, 2010. CBS 5 in San Francisco aired a segment on the … Continue reading OC-based Arab Complete Count Committee makes national headlines for "Check it Right-You Ain’t White!"
The Arab American community's quest for their own box in that Census form has been gaining national recognition. After the Census Road Tour bus stop at Victory Restaurant during the Yalla Count! event on Feb. 4 got the attention of the OC Register, Newsweek and CBS News did their own coverage of Census activities in … Continue reading You Ain’t White?
The hilarious yet misguided article titled “Take Your Census Form and Shove It” by Ray Hanania, which has recently been circulated online and published in some Arab American publication shouldn’t discourage our community from participating in the 2010 Census. Yes, Arabs still don’t have our own box, and continue to fill in the blank next … Continue reading Take your Census form and fill it
By Mike Nally The Independent Monitor “We’re considered as white, but not treated as white,” said Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Partnership Specialist (Santa Ana), U.S. Census Bureau at a recent NAAP Mixer held at the spacious Victory Bakery on Brookhurst in Anaheim. “We need our own box. Right now we mark the OTHER BOX as Arab. Perhaps … Continue reading Arabs Need Our Own (Census) Box