Today's WSJ (April 7, 2009) has an excellent article on Iranians and Hamed Haddadi, the first Iranian NBA player:
Kudos to Joel Millman for writing a great article. Here's one snippet:
Iranians, over a million strong in North America, began coming to the U.S. in significant numbers in the 1970s, before Iran's Islamic revolution and the break in diplomatic relations with Washington. Among the most educated of all immigrants, Iranians -- or "Persian-Americans" as many prefer to be called -- are one of America's wealthiest immigrant communities per capita, according to demographers who crunch U.S. census data.
Mr. Millman definitely did his homework. I'm going to write him an email thanking him for the article right now.
Update: I am going to order Mr. Millman's book, The Other Americans.