Walid said violent crime in Detroit is a security, socioeconomic problem, not a racial one.
“This is evidence that both of these populations are basically stigmatized minorities,” she said.
Arab store owners in Detroit are being killed for and sometimes,” an Arab American engineer told the Arab American News in 2014, with underlying racial tones.
He was stating that he stands with the police against Black Lives Matter protesters.
By Ali Harb | Arab American News DETROIT — Arabs and African Americans appear to have a common struggle against white supremacy. Rashida Tlaib participated in a protest demanding accountability for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Dearborn police officer in December 2015, she received disparaging messages from prominent members in the Arab American community. “The anti-blackness that’s happening across this world is real. She called for sincere efforts among Arab Americans to empathize and understand the state of Black America and police brutality.
According to Tlaib, there is an anti-black attitude in Arab societies, even in the Middle East.