Friday, June 29, 2012
The federal government is currently pondering whether to declare Arabs to be a minority for the purpose of receiving minority business development goodies
Groups that are currently eligible for U.S. Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) services included Hasidic Jews, Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Indians. If the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's (ADC) petition passes through, more grants and funding will be funneled to the Arab American business community. There will also be more contracts for the community that can be applied on the federal, local and state levels, Fay Beydoun, Executive Director of Arab American Chamber of Commerce, said. ADC’s petition is full of details and descriptions on how the Arab community is as a distinct one whether in their skin color, food habits and music, and how the group has had faced discrimination ever since their migration to the United States in the 19th century. If the Arabs are successful in their goal then we will probably see U.S. taxpayer money being funneled to Islamic terrorist groups.