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Jack George Shaheen Jr. (September 21, 1935 – July 9, 2017) #Lebanese immigrants was a writer and lecturer specializing in addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes. He is the author of Reel Bad Arabs (adapted to a 2006 documentary), The TV Arab (1984) and Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture(1997). Shaheen was born in Pittsburgh to Arab immigrants, and grew up in Clairton, Pennsylvania.
Shaheen graduated from Clairton High School in 1953. In 1957, he graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 1964, he received a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University. In 1969, Shaheen received a PhD from the University of Missouri.
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