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CAIR-CA Launches Racial Profiling Study

CAIR-SFBA LAUNCHES RACIAL PROFILING STUDY

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 4/18/07) – The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) announced today that it will be conducting a study on racial profiling, by documenting all relevant incidents and investigating on behalf of those who may have been profiled based on skin color, ethnic closing or religion.

The study will help CAIR-SFBA better examine the civil rights status of Bay Area Muslims, establish foundation to advocate on behalf of victims of racial profiling and compile statistics for an Annual Civil Rights Report on Racial Profiling.

“We hope that this will encourage American Muslims to speak out against injustices and allow us to better track such incidents,” said Yumna Daimee, CAIR-SFBA Civil Rights Manager.

ACTION REQUESTED: Contact CAIR-SFBA if you believe that you or someone you know has been racially profiled. Instances of profiling may include being stopped by airport security or law enforcement due to religious/ethnic appearance (hijab, beard, skin color), continuously being subjected to “random” security checks at airports, and/or being questioned about your faith by law enforcement authorities.

All reports are strictly confidential.

CONTACT: Yumna Daimee, CAIR-SFBA Civil Rights Manager, E-Mail: ydaimee@cair.com, 408-986-9874

 

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