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Chicago Reader: Chicagoans with Middle Eastern and North African roots feel erased by census


"As the 2020 U.S. Census approaches, local groups are working to ensure there's an accurate count of their communities. But the census has never included any racial or ethnic category for Middle Eastern or North African communities. That, along with the current climate of fear surrounding immigration status, is a big challenge for folks hoping a full census count can help the community build political representation and gain access to crucial social services."


Read the full article featuring ICIRR Census partners Arab American Family Services and Middle Eastern Immigrant and Refugee Alliance. Thank you to Alexis Kwan along with the teams at City Bureau and the Reader for covering this important perspective.


Chicago Reader: White? Asian? African? Chicagoans with Middle Eastern and North African roots feel erased by census



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