Arab Americans and whiteness

Some Younger U.S. Arabs Reassert Ethnicity
The New York Times
January 11, 2004

CLEVELAND – Bring up ethnic identity in the Coury family and prepare to sit a while.

Joseph M. Coury IV most often refers to himself as Lebanese-American, even though, after two generations of intermarriage, he is one-quarter Lebanese.

His cousins, Mike and Bashir, first-generation American twin sons of an immigrant father, tend to call themselves simply Lebanese.

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