Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi is a Palestinian/British writer and brand strategist based in New York. She writes about pop culture, marketing, race, technology, and women's issues. She's also the founder of the viral website Rentaminority.com.

Arwa Mahdawi is a Palestinian/British writer and brand strategist based in New York. She writes about pop culture, marketing, race, technology, and women's issues. She's also the founder of the viral website Rentaminority.com. 

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Arab Americans lobbied for their own US census box. Will it backfire?

The Census Bureau has recommended that a new Middle East and North Africa (MENA) racial category be added to the next census, coming in 2020. This could be interpreted as an alarming development — but advocacy groups have been pushing for it for a while.

Arab Americans lobbied for their own US census box. Will it backfire?