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“I think that it’s yet to be seen in terms of ‘they have this plan for diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ll do our part by doing a report and then it’s really in their hands,’ ”
Welcome to Arab and Muslim American Studies
Today, an estimated 3.5 million Arabs and Arab Americans live in the United States. Arab Americans in Michigan constitute one of the largest Arab American populations in the U.S. Figures on the number of Muslims in the United States range widely from 3 to 12 million, many of whom are African American, South Asian American, and Arab American. The population of Muslims in the U.S. is diverse and includes a growing Latina/o Muslim population. In addition, the Arab region, its diasporas, Muslim Americans, and recent Muslim immigrants have become increasingly central to U.S. history and politics. Immigration and displacement by war and the forces of global economy are among the factors that have sparked movements of Arab and Muslim people to the United States.