is a senior at the University of Texas at Tyler and is returning for her second semester at The Texas Tribune as an engagement fellow. She has worked as a reporting fellow at The Tyler Loop and as managing editor and newsletter editor at The Patriot Talon student newspaper. Yasmeen speaks Arabic and is president of the Keep Tyler Beautiful Youth Advisory Committee.
The census does not include an option for people to identify as Middle Eastern or North African Americans. That leaves Arab Texans to identify as white or “other” on the all-important national count. Full Story
Food banks and nonprofits are providing free meals, internet access and housing assistance. As they face an increase in demand during another coronavirus surge, the organizations are also asking for help. Full Story