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April is Arab American Heritage Month, the US Department of State declares

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The culture of Arab Americans will be honored this month, with the designation by the state department of April as Arab American Heritage Month, reflecting that the group's contributions to the US "are as old as America itself," a spokesman said.

(CNN)The culture of Arab Americans will be honored this month, with the designation by the state department of April as Arab American Heritage Month, reflecting that the group's contributions to the US "are as old as America itself," a spokesman said.

Like their fellow citizens, Americans of Arab heritage are very much a part of the fabric of this nation," Ned Price, a spokesman, said in a video statement on April 1.

"And Arab Americans have contributed in every field and profession, many of them, in fact, serve here at the state department and throughout the interagency. "

Advocacy groups say this is the first time the state department has designated a particular month for Arab American Heritage Month.

States that have recognized April as Arab American History Month in 2021 and years past include Arkansas, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Virginia.

While the State Department made this announcement, Arab American History Month is not officially recognized by the entire US government.

Advocacy groups like the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Arab American Institute (AAI) have been advocating to get April designated as a month to celebrate Arab Americans for two decades.

While the state department has dedicated the month of April to AAHM, Arab Americans still don't have a racial or ethnic identifier on forms like the Census, forcing members of the community to tick "White" or "other. "

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