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Re: [casi] If Arabs Mistrust America, There's Good Reason

Most African-Americans have always distrusted the leadership and mainstream media/institutions of 
America - and sadly far too many arabs - especially the 'lighter' 'whiter' ones dismissed the 
complaints, and accepted the general mainstream "white american" perspective on African-Americans. 
They felt that the negative (racist) stereotypes were mostly correct, that the complaints of racism 
were largely unjustified - and many quickly agreed with the stereotypes (in part to agree with the 
mainstream perspective, as well as a continuation of ideas they already  held.)

Yet post 9/11 having allowed many in the maintream American society to find some (false) 
justification in their previously quietly held racists views towards Arabs/Muslims, many Arabs have 
a better sense of what African-Americans have previously expressed.

Particularly ironic (but positive) is that most African-Americans, because of their already held 
understandings and experiences, have are the strongest voices against mistreatment of Arabs, and 
the negativity of the U.S. government.

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