(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/6/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported the scrapping of racist Virginia laws that remain on the books.
Almost 100 unenforced laws in Virginia still exist that state, “no child shall be required to attend integrated schools,” and order segregation in playgrounds. They also prevent African-Americans from voting and make interracial marriage illegal.
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“Though rendered null and void by subsequent legislation and legal actions, these unjust and racist laws remain on the books and stand as a reminder of the discrimination, racism and white supremacy that continue to this today,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen. “It is essential to send a clear message repudiating racism at a time when minority communities are increasingly targeted by bigotry.”
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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.