Obama Commerce Dep’t Considering Making Arab-Americans A ‘Disadvantaged Minority’

| May 29, 2012

The Commerce Department is considering naming Arab Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority group that is eligible for special business assistance.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) petitioned Commerce earlier this year to ask that Arab Americans be made eligible for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which helps minority entrepreneurs gain access to capital, contracts and trade opportunities.

Muslims For Obama - Yay! (rolls eyes)

The ADC petition cited “discrimination and prejudice in American society[,] resulting in conditions under which Arab-American individuals have been unable to compete in a business world.” The group claimed discrimination against Arab Americans increased after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“The ADC petition asserts that, in the government’s efforts to protect Americans, they essentially took away the rights of other Americans,” according to the notice of proposed rulemaking about the petition.

Commerce is asking for comment about whether there is social and economic discrimination against Arab Americans, along with examples of it occurring. The MBDA will decide whether or not to accept the petition by June 27.

In making the case for minority status, ADC highlighted the National Security Entry Exit Registration System, “which required non-immigrants to register at ports of entry and targeted males from Arab nations; stricter travel guidelines; and ‘no-fly lists’ that predominantly contained the names of Arab-Americans,” according to MBDA’s summary of the petition.

The petition also said studies indicate that Arab Americans have seen their earnings decrease since Sept. 11 compared to other ethnic groups, and have been subject to harassment and racial profiling while receiving “few prime government contracts.”

The ADC wants any “American who traces his or her ethnic roots to one of the countries in the Arab World, including Algeria, Bahrain, Djoubti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen” to be eligible for MBDA services. Palestinians would also be included. source – The Hill

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3 Comments on "Obama Commerce Dep’t Considering Making Arab-Americans A ‘Disadvantaged Minority’"

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  1. Jody says:

    You’re not “disadvantaged” when you bring the troubles on yourself! Look at the pictures accompanying this story. Do they look hard done-by? They look rather hateful to me. How can the govt. declare people from over 20+ countries of the Arab world, many of them oil rich, disadvantaged? Let’s get real! Americans are NOT stupid! If Arab people stand up and deny terrorism, they will not be mistreated. When you defend it, or say nothing, what are we to do…..welcome you with open arms? Get real! We may be Christian, loving, forgiving, but we’re not blind!

  2. Sonya says:

    It’s The Obama Usual: divide and conquer. He’s going for the votes any way he can.

  3. Arizona says:

    HEY,DON’T worry everyone is the enemy now anyway according to the government,A against B,B against C,C against D,divide and conquer,it works every time,history proves it….