A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
When I opened my office more than 25 years ago, I never expected to
find mothers and children in my waiting room with scarves on their heads and
wearing traditional Arab dress. Still, there they were, accompanied by older
children or neighbors serving as translators, and sometimes a husband or a
grandfather with a checked kaffiyeh on his head.
I soon discovered that Dearborn, Michigan, has the largest Arab American community
in the United States. Since I am Jewish, I wondered what that would mean for
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