We are at a crossroads

 

September 20, 2012

As the President of ADC, I’ve had the great privilege of traveling across the country and meeting Arab Americans from all walks of life. 

Every day, I learn about the challenges and the struggles we face both individually and as a community: our children are bullied in schools for being Arab, overlooked for a job because of an Arabic name, harassed at airports by the TSA — and with the upcoming elections we are now facing increased defamation by political officials. 

But no matter what kind of challenges we’re facing, we can’t give up. 

No matter what our background, we must come together

It is not going to be easy. Look at what we are up against: