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Commerce considers labeling Arab Americans a disadvantaged minority
The Hill (via Drudge) ^ | 05/29/12 | Rachel Leven

Posted on 05/29/2012 1:41:43 PM PDT by PapaBear3625

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; islam
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Preview of the federal register notice:
You may submit comments, identified with Docket No. 120517080-2080-01,

using any of the following methods:

• Mail, Hand/Delivery/Courier: Ms. Josephine Arnold, Chief Counsel, Minority Business Development Agency,
Department of Commerce,
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 5093,
Washington, DC 20230.

• Electronic mail: Submit comments in Microsoft Word or .pdf format to

AAComments@mbda.gov.

If this is approved, then Muslim Americans will be eligible for all the federal minority goodies and set-asides. It will probably also become illegal to discriminate against them.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 1:41:52 PM PDT by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

Hillary wants every one of them to own a gas station.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 1:45:44 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PapaBear3625

They should just cut to the chase and say that you can’t discriminate against anybody except white people, and it is mandatory that you discriminate against them.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if they made Caucasians a sub-human species and be done with it?


4 posted on 05/29/2012 1:47:26 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Argg, you beat me by a minute!


5 posted on 05/29/2012 1:48:56 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: PapaBear3625
Don't worry....Boner will put a stop to this rag head nonsense.

There is no such thing as a "muslim" American...A contradiction in terms..

6 posted on 05/29/2012 1:49:43 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SunkenCiv; Nachum

ping to list keepers


7 posted on 05/29/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: SuperLuminal

It is actually aimed for “Arab-Americans”, but we all know that Arab Christians need not apply, and Pakistanis will be covered even though they aren’t Arab.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 1:53:41 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Dogbert41

It will happen soon enough — don’t jump the gun.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 1:53:58 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: PapaBear3625

So we need to form the Redneck Anti-Discrimination League (RAL) and see if we can special privileges, too?


10 posted on 05/29/2012 1:54:19 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Wonder if this wll apply to Christian and Jewish Arabs?


11 posted on 05/29/2012 1:56:39 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: Little Ray

More likely Obama would prefer to send us all to “The Camps”.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 1:57:06 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Wonder if this wll apply to Christian and Jewish Arabs?


13 posted on 05/29/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: PapaBear3625

How much discrimination do Muzzies bring on themselves ... like causing people to laugh at this family portrait for example?

14 posted on 05/29/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: PapaBear3625
The Government intends to give everybody free/low interest money to start businesses except white males.

They fully intend to subjugate white males for no other reason than we are the largest portion of the population and we are the ones who are armed to the teeth. They need to hammer us down so they can rule.

15 posted on 05/29/2012 2:00:31 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: PapaBear3625

My Aunt Bee, the keeper of my rich family lore, once saw my grandmother wearing a dark sheet and she said she looked very Arab....Time to check the Box...Yippee!/sarc


16 posted on 05/29/2012 2:02:50 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: colinhester
Wonder if this wll apply to Christian and Jewish Arabs?

The last paragraph says "MBDA services are now offered to African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, Hasidic Jews, Asian-Pacific Americans and Asian Indians."

Asian Indians can come over on an H1B, get permanent residency, and then qualify for minority set-asides?

17 posted on 05/29/2012 2:06:25 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

They already get federal preferences. When our local post offices needed a concrete pad for parking spaces, they couldn’t hire a local company. Instead an Arab owned company came 70 miles from Detroit and spent 3 weeks doing an 8 hour job and didn’t even finish.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 2:08:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PapaBear3625
There will be more Arabs wading the Rio Grande than Mexicans.
19 posted on 05/29/2012 2:10:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You are right Brother.

We are an endangered species.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 2:13:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: PapaBear3625

And veterans who have been fighting and dying for over a decade for and with these people are no where on the list....
yet we support the troops... how does that work again?


21 posted on 05/29/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: PapaBear3625

Gay wallets were opened over the ‘marriage’ comment - now Arab wallets will open.

Charming.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: PapaBear3625

Just because so many of them are morally handicapped?


23 posted on 05/29/2012 2:31:56 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Little Ray

I will second that motion, it is hard for rednecks to get jobs with all the time spent keeping up with NASCAR, hunting and fishing what do these people expect!


24 posted on 05/29/2012 2:32:27 PM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: PapaBear3625

So our government has declare one more race that white people are superior to and that need a government funded crutch.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Little Ray

Who’s going to determine if you may well be a redneck?

Would future airings of the Beverly Hillbillies be banned?

What about Dukes of Hazzard?

Will this line of humor be punished as insensitive?


26 posted on 05/29/2012 2:36:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: colinhester

What about Druze? Would Bedouins be regarded as Arabs, or nomadic peoples?


27 posted on 05/29/2012 2:38:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: PapaBear3625

They’re not look for a hand out. Unless it is to cut off an offender’s hand.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 2:39:21 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: 3rdcoastislander

Don’t knock the hunting. Come and listen to a story ‘bout a man named Jed...


29 posted on 05/29/2012 2:41:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I do quite a bit of all three just being sarcastic.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 2:48:34 PM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: libertarian27

This is insane. However, I’d actually qualify to check the box.


31 posted on 05/29/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: PapaBear3625

Time for Liawatha to discover another recipe...


32 posted on 05/29/2012 3:25:11 PM PDT by karnage
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To: 3rdcoastislander

Let’s not forget the horrible negative stereotypes exacerbated by such movies as Pete’s Dragon.


33 posted on 05/29/2012 3:27:13 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: PapaBear3625
"You just can't have anything nice anymore! If the Twin Towers aren't smoking heaps of burning rubble, they're not yours!"

What they deserve is Zamhareer (look it up, you won't be sorry).
34 posted on 05/29/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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I’m beginning to think that white males are the only subspecies on the planet capable of executing any plan without “help”. What happens to the world when there all the white males are gone and there no longer is anyone to provide “help”, will the world revert back to the stone age?


35 posted on 05/29/2012 3:41:28 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: PapaBear3625

As far as I am concerned if they are foreign born and now want to suck at Uncle Sam’s feet let them return to the land of their birth. This is crap pure and simple. The O administration wants Sharia as the law of the land and Allah as the only true object of worship. This is demonic any way you look at it


36 posted on 05/29/2012 3:44:03 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: dsrtsage

There’s also The Jooos! and Asians. We must all make many, many babies. Outlaw all contraceptives for white males, Jooos! and Asians. Some poor, underprivileged Arab’s handouts might depend on it.


37 posted on 05/29/2012 3:46:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Great, I think there are a few convenience stores in Alaska still owned by white people that they can snap up now.


38 posted on 05/29/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT by Boogieman
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39 posted on 05/29/2012 4:32:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PapaBear3625

CAIR raised $400,000 at ONE banquet this year!!


40 posted on 05/29/2012 4:36:45 PM PDT by expat1000
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41 posted on 05/29/2012 4:39:02 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: PapaBear3625

I’ll bet that Black Muslims will be covered by this rule before Arab Christians.


42 posted on 05/29/2012 4:40:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PapaBear3625

What’s considered “Arab?” Because I know some Middle Easterners that get a bit offended at that term. They aren’t Muslim either.


43 posted on 05/29/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Interesting....

considering an area of our suburbs, which is very high-end homes, is quickly turning very arab. These are the kind of homes with marble entry ways....and a home goes up for sale and days later it is being sold to an arab/muslim family.

How do I know their muslims? The women don’t work and I see them in their hajibs getting the mail or sitting in the driveway with the kids.

They are not a minority that needs financial help...


44 posted on 05/29/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Sacajaweau

Commerce Department: Another department that needs to be abolished.

These kinds of stories just prove my point.

they are more and more irrelevant.


45 posted on 05/29/2012 5:32:01 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: PapaBear3625

Because Saudi Arabia financing the Islamist colonization simply isn’t enough.

Can any of this taxpayer money go to Christian refuges from the Middle East or are we strictly talking about poor downtrodden Islamists?

Political correctness sucks and the ACLU is MIA as usual.


46 posted on 05/29/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: PapaBear3625


47 posted on 05/29/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Wurlitzer

And yet the Left still insists on calling it “being born with white privilege”.

First thing people seem to be sizing up these days is judging me by my sex and skin color and determining I’m not “diverse” enough for the offices.


48 posted on 05/29/2012 6:04:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Persians/Iranians need not apply.


49 posted on 05/29/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: PapaBear3625

When will white people have had enough? When will civil disobedience start? When will people start making frivolous demands and monkey wrench agencies like the IRS or others. After baseball season maybe?

Dumber and dumber, white people are chumps. The culmination of Affirmative Action.


50 posted on 05/29/2012 6:25:08 PM PDT by wrencher
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