Resources for Combating Anti-Arab Bias

While the Arab community has a long and rich history in the United States, it has been a troubled history given the stereotypes, bias and discrimination that many Arabs and Arab Americans experience in this country. Recent immigrants from Arab nations are particularly vulnerable to mistreatment. Whether you are seeking ways to actively promote racial justice in support of friends, neighbors and colleagues, or you identify as Arab and seek educational resources, support or wish to report a bias incident, each of us can play a part in stopping anti-Arab bias and racism.

The resources below were compiled in partnership with students, faculty and staff from across the University for you to use in your exploration of this critical issue and the development of skills to combat anti-Arab bias. Requests to add additional items can be sent to [email protected]. 

The resources below include off-campus resources that Columbia is neither affiliated with nor explicitly endorses. This list is intended only to inform students of resources available to them in the broader community. 


The books listed below are only a small sample of books available from Columbia Libraries on this topic. Please consult with a Columbia reference librarian for additional resources.

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