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Cultural Identity Arab Americans Immigrants

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The cities have large neighborhoods of Arabs Americans communities and have Arabic grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses. The largest Arab Americans neighborhood is found in Dearborn, Michigan. Arab Americans have become one of the most diverse groups of people in the United States. Around 50 percent are Christians while the other 50 percent are Muslims. Some of the Arab immigrants trace their roots in African nations while others trace their origin in Asian countries. Some Arab Americans are born in America with their parents and grandparents born in the United States making these Arabs have little knowledge of the Arabic language. Others have immigrated to the United States recently and therefore they are fluent in Arabic and can speak a bit of English. Arab Americans are also diversified in terms of income and jobs. Some are professional lawyers and doctors while others work in farms and factories. Many Arab Americans are business owner of large enterprises. Some Arab women work as homemakers while others are found in all kinds of professions. Research shows that Arab Americans have better education level compared to average American (Corey 240). Previously, Arabs had not realized the importance of being educated but the mentality has changed and they are enrolling children especially girls in schools.
Despite the diversity in the Arabs Americans, they have so much in common. They are connected to each other by shared values, history, and culture. They have a common origin and speak the Arabic language. An individual’s identity is a bit complicated, and every individual has numerous identities. A person’s gender, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, nationality, and residential place are important ways to identify a person. An individual may be identified as a female, Muslim, Republican, Syrian-American, and a New Yorker all at the same time.