The Arab-American Community of Dearborn, Michigan

November 7, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 7, 2001, The Boston Globe reported on Dearborn, Michigan's Arab population: "It's estimated that 56 percent of the children in Dearborn public schools are Arab immigrants...There are Arab-Americans on the City Council and Board of Education. Abed Hammoud, nominated Sept. 11 as the first Arab-American candidate for mayor, is an example of the community's growing political influence as well as cultural ambivalence: 'I am proud of my cultural heritage,' Hammoud said in a campaign flier. 'But I am prouder of my American citizenship.'"