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Arab Americans. The Unknown Immigrants. Arabs- Where They Come From. Arab world stretches from Morocco to Oman Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh not Nations of the Arab World. Arab Immigration. Most Arab Americans today are Native born Americans Two Major waves occurred 1875-1920

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the unknown immigrants
Arab Americans

The Unknown Immigrants

arabs where they come from
Arabs- Where They Come From
  • Arab world stretches from Morocco to Oman
  • Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh not Nations of the Arab World
arab immigration
Arab Immigration

Most Arab Americans today are Native born Americans

Two Major waves occurred

1875-1920

1940-Present

where arab americans settle in the u s
Where Arab Americans Settle in the U.S.
  • 3.5 Million Arab Americans; population in all 50 states.
  • Over 1/3 are concentrated specific urban areas: Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn.
arab american family and culture
Arab American Family and Culture
  • Slightly larger family than the American family
  • Most wear modern clothing and are not staunchly traditional
arab american socioeconomic breakdown
Arab American Socioeconomic Breakdown
  • 85 % High school degree. 40% College B.S. degree or higher (post graduate degree is twice as high as the American average.)
  • 95% are employed, 65% in labor force.
  • Median household income is $47,000, nearly $5,000 more than that of the average American household.
arab beliefs
Arab Beliefs
  • Majority of Arabs Americans are Christian
  • Arabs make up only 12% of Muslim population world wide
arab americans in popular culture
Arab Americans in Popular Culture
  • Many famous Arab Americans in Hollywood
  • Many Political Figures
  • And even some famous sports stars
arab american reaction to september 11th
Arab American Reaction to September 11th
  • 15 of the 19 hijackers were Arabs
  • Nearly All Arab Americans responded with sadness and mourning
  • 400 acts of violence against Arab Americans were reported
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