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Join Us for How Does it Feel to Be a Problem
September 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on September 28, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book How Does it Feel to Be a Problem by Moustafa Bayoumi. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.
Please register at http://tinyurl.com/y7gnzdpp
From Google Books: An eye-opening look at how young Arab- and Muslim- Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy
Just over a century ago , W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: How does it feel to be a problem? Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America’s new “problem”-Arab- and Muslim-Americans. Bayoumi takes readers into the lives of seven twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States. He moves beyond stereotypes and clichés to reveal their often unseen struggles, from being subjected to government surveillance to the indignities of workplace discrimination. Through it all, these young men and women persevere through triumphs and setbacks as they help weave the tapestry of a new society that is, at its heart, purely American.