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CAIR Condemns North Carolina Confederate Memorial Day Celebration, Racist Graffiti in New Mexico

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/23/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned both a Confederate Memorial Day celebration in North Carolina and racist graffiti targeting a town in New Mexico.

In North Carolina, a Confederate Memorial Day celebration will be held at a church in Yadkinville, N.C., on Saturday, May 8.

SEE: Confederate Memorial Day to be celebrated

In New Mexico, racist graffiti such as “KKK” and “f*** n******” was sprayed around the village of Capitan and is being investigated as a hate crime.

SEE: Capitan police investigate hate crime after racist graffiti found in town

“Our nation’s dark history of slavery, systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy should be repudiated, not celebrated,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Until all Americans reject bigotry and hate, we will continue to witness racist incidents carried out by those who fear a diverse and inclusive society.”

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

Video: Nebraska Radio Host Who Posted Racist Tweet Fired After CAIR’s Call for Apology, Resignation

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 misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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