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Old 01-22-2011, 04:19 AM
 
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Hi

Is there any kind of racism against Arabs (saudi arabians to be exact) in Fayetteville?
and how is life there?

i am a girl, 18 years old, iam coming to the university of Arkansas at Fayetteville in marsh.

best wishes.

 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Hi

Is there any kind of racism against Arabs (saudi arabians to be exact) in Fayetteville?
and how is life there?

i am a girl, 18 years old, iam coming to the university of Arkansas at Fayetteville in marsh.

best wishes.
I have not seen it. If you wear muslim garb, you may get a few second looks.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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I have not seen it. If you wear muslim garb, you may get a few second looks.

i don't wear Hijab, or any kind of muslim clothes .

thank you so much.

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Old 01-22-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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i don't wear Hijab, or any kind of muslim clothes .

thank you so much.
You will be fine. Welcome to Arkansas.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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You won't be alone here. There are those that wear Hijab in public around here and I've never seen anyone give them any trouble. I may be alone here, but I don't know that anyone really gives it a second thought. Of course, my husband also works in Oman, so it's no big deal in our family. You will be fine here and you will love Northwest Arkansas!
 
Old 01-22-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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You will be fine. Welcome to Arkansas.
you've been very helpful.
thank you hotair ..

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You won't be alone here. There are those that wear Hijab in public around here and I've never seen anyone give them any trouble. I may be alone here, but I don't know that anyone really gives it a second thought. Of course, my husband also works in Oman, so it's no big deal in our family. You will be fine here and you will love Northwest Arkansas!
yes , i am sure i'll love it there ..
thank you Leigh ..
 
Old 01-24-2011, 12:22 AM
 
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When I went to the University of Arkansas, back in 1987-1993 there were many students from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt. I got to know a few of them because they married American women who were my neighbors. As far as I know there wasn't any racism, I enjoyed meeting people from different parts of the world and learned how to cook some of the food. Have fun, I loved the U of A!
 
Old 01-24-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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When I went to the University of Arkansas, back in 1987-1993 there were many students from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt. I got to know a few of them because they married American women who were my neighbors. As far as I know there wasn't any racism, I enjoyed meeting people from different parts of the world and learned how to cook some of the food. Have fun, I loved the U of A!
Wow, i hope i like the U of A too .. thanks gobrien!
 
Old 01-24-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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i don't wear Hijab, or any kind of muslim clothes .

thank you so much.
My hair dressers daughter is in med school in Little Rock. She graduated from Fayetteville last spring and is Muslim. I know she has friends and classmates that are Muslim. I haven't seen any adverse reaction or comments anywhere in the area. Of course you are going to get some who do not or will not accept anyone that is viewed as different, but you shouldn't see any difference here than in any other region of the country.

Nita
 
Old 01-24-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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My hair dressers daughter is in med school in Little Rock. She graduated from Fayetteville last spring and is Muslim. I know she has friends and classmates that are Muslim. I haven't seen any adverse reaction or comments anywhere in the area. Of course you are going to get some who do not or will not accept anyone that is viewed as different, but you shouldn't see any difference here than in any other region of the country.

Nita
When I got accepted at the University of Arkansas, I heard from my friends that the people of this state are racist. But now I feel relieved after I read your comments.

thanks Nita!
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