“Bulletproof glass tends to dehumanize people — dealing with people basically as commodities, not as people,” he said.
Walid said the demarcation lines that separate Arab and black spaces in Metro Detroit were designed intentionally, so it will take intentionality from community leaders to eliminate them.
Arab store owners in Detroit are being killed for $10 and $20 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.
“There are black people who get shot and killed in Detroit on a daily basis,” he said.