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Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

 |  Laurie Kellman and Jeff Karoub  | Chicago Tribune

“Without this kind of census data, people just assume that Arabs or Muslims simply appeared on the scene after 9/11,” Akram Khater, director of NC State’s Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, told the Chicago Tribune. Khater served on the Census’s advisory panel. “To me you don’t find safety in hiding.”