Arab America

Palestinian Propaganda Required Reading At Brooklyn College?

Jewish professors object to campus-wide assignment of book that includes one-sided take on Mideast conflict.

08/31/2010
Staff Writer

The dean of Brooklyn College insists that the school “values tolerance, diversity and respect for differing points of view,” but several faculty members are openly questioning that assertion given the school’s common reading selection this coming semester.

The book, “How Does it Feel to be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America,” is a collection of personal stories by and about seven Arabs from Brooklyn that was edited by Moustafa Bayoumi, an assistant professor of English at the school.

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