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It's Unfair for Us

November 21, 2009
By TripleM91 BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
TripleM91 BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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If you can run, you can't hide. If you can hide, you can't run.


As i look back on my Arab American backround, i think of the way we have been thought of and dealt with. People in my Social Studies class have been racist by saying when they hear "Arab", they think terroist. Even my former crush has called me a bad lebanese terroist.
The goverment also hasn't thought of us either. We are not counted as a race on the census and we are identified as "Ethnicity of former terrisom experts". Only 5% of all terroists are Arab Americans! We need our voices heard and our backround respected. We are people too!!! We need to be represented! As a Lebanese Arab-American myself, I feel this strongly. And yeah, you can be racist about me, but I won't take it.

Because i'm proud to be an Arab American.



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on Jan. 14 2012 at 8:50 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
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"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
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You shouldn't have to take it! It's embarissing to our nation that you do.

on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:24 am
teacat749 BRONZE, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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This is a great article!  It is so sad that people continue to discriminate others, even though there have been near-wars to stop it. 

on Dec. 14 2009 at 7:52 pm
TripleM91 BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
If you can run, you can't hide. If you can hide, you can't run.

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