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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:13 AM
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For Arab-American Heritage Month, appreciate our accomplishments



For Arab-American Heritage Month, appreciate our accomplishments
By Moustafa Bayoumi
Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor of English at Brooklyn College, is author of How Does It Feel to be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America.
April 6, 2011

April is Arab-American Heritage Month. Let us take this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions Arab Americans, at 3.5 million strong, have made to this great country.

Sadly, this is an uphill battle. Despite our long presence and significant contributions to the United States, we are too often seen as outsiders.

But our history is part of American history, and it includes such memorable figures as Pvt. Nathan Badeen, who died fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War, to the early Yemeni community in Dearborn, Mich., which greatly contributed to building the Ford Motor Co.

Heres a quiz you can take to test your knowledge of Arab Americans.

Take the quiz and read the full article at:

http://www.progressive.org/mpbayoumi040611.html


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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:17 AM
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1. Poor Danny Thomas. He used to be THE celebrity arab american
But he has been replaced by Tony Shalhoub and Danny Thomas is now remembered mainly as a man who really liked glass coffee tables.
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:28 AM
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2. Marlo Thomas carries on his spirit
He did start St Jude's Children's Hospital and he will forever be remembered for that.

Plus he was a really nice guy. My Dad was good friends with him in the 80's when we used to work on the St Jude's Golf Tournament.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:38 AM
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