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    TweetArab Americans finally got their month, the State Department designated the month of April as Arab American Heritage Month, recognizing Arab American’s contributions to the US! “The United States is home to more than 3.5 million (more like 6M) Arab Americans representing a diverse array of cultures and traditions. Like their fellow citizens, Americans of Arab heritage are very much a part of the fabric of this nation,” Ned Price, a state department spokesman, said in a video statement on April 1, honestly, I thought it was another April Fool Prank. “, So if African Americans got the shortest month of the year, Arab Americans got the one that starts with…

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    TweetThe Arab American community must face its own prejudices, bigotry and biases, much of these the residual effects of colonial history and pure ignorance of Arab history and culture. Arabs themselves are people of color, our heroes were blacks, our prophets were blacks, our teachers our neighbors and friends were blacks. A few summers ago, it was Friday noonish, and I was standing by the door of Holy Land Grocery in Northeast Minneapolis. The place was vibrant; people were coming and going at a fast pace. A Somali man in his ironed white khamiis was rushing out of the door carrying some grocery bags. A policeman hanging around outside seemed concerned and…

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    TweetThe killing of George Floyd, by a white police officer, triggered lots of debates and uproars in America and around the world.  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison took over the case arresting all four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd and elevated the charges against them. Ellison asked activists and protesters to grant him some “space” to persecute the case. “it’s hard to convict the police” in such a case.” he said on Monday. The history of police brutality and violence against blacks is long; many police officers are murdering blacks and getting away with it. 


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