America the land of opportunity - for Arabs

Arab Americans are doing better than average Americans. According to an article in Foreign Policy 41% of Arab Americans are college graduates. The median income for Arab families in the U.S. is $52,300 - 4.6% higher than other American families and more than half of all Arab Americans own their homes. Forty-two percent of Arab Americans work as managers or professionals, versus only 34% of the general U.S. population. This success is not true for Arab immigrants in Europe and it sure isn’t true in their homelands.

Maybe it has something to do with America. And maybe there is more hope for the Middle East than some of its apologists (and ostensible champions) think.

Posted by Jack at May 5, 2005 1:32 PM