Re-Claiming or Re-defining Arab???
The Root has an interesting piece on the reclaimation or redefinition of Arab by Saaret Yoseph. What do you think about it?
The word “Arab” is used way too liberally in the American vernacular. Since 9/11 and the advent of our six-year war, the term has become a mutilated mainstay in public debate—a common appropriation, the de facto cultural label for all things Islamic, terrorist-related or alien.
During the last presidential election John McCain supporters used the A-word as an epithet against Barack Obama. And recently, Busta Rhymes put stereotypes to song—and dance—with his shameful single, “Arab Money.”
Thankfully, a culture coup is underway.