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100 1  Tehranian, John. 
245 10 Whitewashed :|bAmerica's invisible Middle Eastern minority
       /|cJohn Tehranian. 
264  1 New York :|bNew York University Press,|c[2009] 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    ix, 246 pages ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Critical America. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-226) and 
       index. 
505 0  Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Price of the ticket -- 1:
       Constructing caucasians: a brief history of whiteness -- 2
       :  Performing whiteness: law, dramaturgy, and the paradox 
       of Middle Eastern racial classification -- 3:  From 
       friendly foreigner to enemy race: selective racialization,
       covering, and the negotiation of Middle Eastern American 
       identity -- 4:  Last minstrel show? Middle Easterners in 
       media -- 5:  Threat level orange: the war on terrorism and
       the assault on Middle Eastern civil rights -- 6:  Lifting 
       the veil: thinking about reform -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 
       Index -- About the author. 
520    From the Publisher: Middle Easterners: Sometimes White, 
       Sometimes Not-an article by John Tehranian.  The Middle 
       Eastern question lies at the heart of the most pressing 
       issues of our time: the war in Iraq and on terrorism, the 
       growing tension between preservation of our national 
       security and protection of our civil rights, and the 
       debate over immigration, assimilation, and our national 
       identity.  Yet paradoxically, little attention is focused 
       on our domestic Middle Eastern population and its place in
       American society.  Unlike many other racial minorities in 
       our country, Middle Eastern Americans have faced rising, 
       rather than diminishing, degrees of discrimination over 
       time; a fact highlighted by recent targeted immigration 
       policies, racial profiling, a war on terrorism with a 
       decided racialist bent, and growing rates of job 
       discrimination and hate crime.  Oddly enough, however, 
       Middle Eastern Americans are not even considered a 
       minority in official government data. Instead, they are 
       deemed white by law.  In Whitewashed, John Tehranian 
       combines his own personal experiences as an Iranian 
       American with an expert's analysis of current events, 
       legal trends, and critical theory to analyze this bizarre 
       Catch-22 of Middle Eastern racial classification.  He 
       explains how American constructions of Middle Eastern 
       racial identity have changed over the last two centuries, 
       paying particular attention to the shift in perceptions of
       the Middle Easterner from friendly foreigner to enemy 
       alien, a trend accelerated by the tragic events of 
       September 11.  Focusing on the contemporary immigration 
       debate, the war on terrorism, media portrayals of Middle 
       Easterners, and the processes of creating racial stereo-
       types, Tehranian argues that, despite its many successes, 
       the modern civil rights movement has not done enough to 
       protect the liberties of Middle Eastern Americans.  By 
       following how concepts of whiteness have transformed over 
       time, Whitewashed forces readers to rethink and question 
       some of their most deeply held assumptions about race in 
       American society. 
650  0 Arab Americans|xSocial conditions. 
650  0 Iranian Americans|xSocial conditions. 
650  0 Turkish Americans|xSocial conditions. 
650  0 Arab Americans|xLegal status, laws, etc. 
650  0 Iranian Americans|xLegal status, laws, etc. 
650  0 Turkish Americans|xLegal status, laws, etc. 
650  0 Whites|xRace identity|zUnited States. 
650  0 Racism|zUnited States. 
650  0 Race discrimination|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xRace relations. 
830  0 Critical America. 
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