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CAIR Calls on Alabama School District to Take Action on Racist ‘Kill All the N*****s’ Video by School Board President’s Son 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/19/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Alabama’s Cullman City School District to take action to address a racist video. 

Earlier this month, a video was circulated on Snapchat showing the school board president’s son chanting “white power” and “kill all the n*****s.” In response to outcry from parents, the school district said they could do nothing since the video was filmed off-campus. According to some parents, the school district’s inaction is part of a pattern of tolerating racism. 

SEE: Parents Fume Over Handling of Vile ‘White Power’ Video with Cullman School Board Prez’s Kid  

https://www.thedailybeast.com/parents-fume-over-handling-of-vile-white-power-video-with-school-board-prezs-kid

‘I can’t say anything’: Alabama students, parents wrestle with impact of racist video 

https://www.al.com/news/2021/11/i-cant-say-anything-alabama-students-parents-wrestle-with-impact-of-racist-video.html

Parents, students upset in Cullman over video containing racial slurs 

https://www.wbrc.com/2021/11/17/parents-students-upset-cullman-over-video-containing-racial-slurs/

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison said: 

By failing to adequately address this disturbing incident, the school district is sending the message that students of color are not important and that their safety is less important than that of other students. We call on the Cullman City School District to take strong measures to address the actions of the student who made the racist and threatening video and to enact policies to combat racism in schools.” 

Allison said CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.   

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, iallison@cair.com   

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