Please kindly share your response to any one of the three prompts below (200-250 words):
[A] Writing in the year 2000, Shyrock and Abraham observe: “Arab Detroit is peculiar for the extent to which it exists ‘on the margin’ and ‘in the mainstream’ at the same time” [p.16]. What is the meaning of this statement? Help us understand the paradoxical claim that Arab-Americans in Metropolitan Detroit are “in the mainstream” yet “marginalized” simultaneously. How was this state of affairs dramatically impacted by 9/11 and the War on Terror?
[B] Look over the table of contents in “Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream” and “Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade.” Pick any chapter with a topic that interests you and compose a brief summary of that chapter. Be sure to describe the central claims or main themes of that chapter.
[C] Listen to the radio program and read the news article about Arab-American supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2020 US Presidential Primary. What reasons were given for the widespread popularity enjoyed by Sanders among Arab-American voters in the Detroit-area? Why were some outside observers confused by this phenomenon?