Arab-Americans make up just about one percent of the US population. Despite the fact that they are such a small demographic, Arab-Americans have played an integral role in American society. Notable Arab-Americans include comedian Casey Kasem, activist Ralph Nader, and inventor of the heart pump Dr. Michael DeBakey. When celebrating Arab-American Heritage Month, it is important to make a distinction between ethnicity and faith. The term Arab is not representative of a religion, although it is commonly associated with Islam. Many Arab-Americans are practicing Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

Safi Nazzal, Arab-American and Film Production major

Arab-American Heritage Month Bibliography