It’s hard to believe that it would take 11 years from 9/11 for the Commerce Department to make it official that Arabs are more equal than others:
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.
Appallingly, the petition specifically cites the September 11 attacks as a reason Arabs should be granted special advantages over non-Arabs.
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.
Funny, all I’ve seen since 9/11 is people obsequiously bending over backward in their reverence for anyone who might be Muslim.
“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.
Sort of like the way they disadvantage some groups by heaping special advantages onto others.
Groups that are already more equal than others in the eyes of the Commerce Department include
African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, Hasidic Jews, Asian-Pacific Americans and Asian Indians.
Why don’t the bureaurats make it easy on themselves and just say everybody gets help except English-speaking Caucasians, who get Obama’s infamous boot on the neck?
On a tip from Sean.