By HASAN DUDAR BLADE STAFF WRITER One in a series This story first appeared online at toledoblade.com and in print in the Nov. 16, 2014 edition of The Blade. A year ago, I began working on a Blade special project called Mideast in the Midwest. The purpose was two-fold:
The Mideast in the Midwest survey results have been recoded and analyzed with the help of the University of Toledo’s sociology department. Data sets were compared to each other in order to draw comparisons between ethnic communities and religious groups in Greater Toledo.
This is a survey of the Middle Eastern population in the Toledo area. Arabs, Middle Easterners, North Africans, and other ethnic groups from the region are not counted in their own racial or ethnic category on the decennial United States census. They are counted in the ‘white’ category, which
This article was published in The Blade on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. ABOUT THIS PROJECT Today, The Blade begins a special project — Mideast in the Midwest — to document the people in the Toledo area who trace their heritage to the Greater Middle East, a region extending from
Key Terms: Head of Household: Anyone who has paid more than half of the costs of maintaining a home in the current calendar year. Generation U.S. Born: For the purposes of this project, ethnic ancestry in the United States will be traced by the generation in which the individual