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CAIR Condemns Raising of Confederate Flag at Maryland High School

(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/20/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the raising of a Confederate flag at a Maryland high school

On Thursday morning, JROTC at La Plata High School in Maryland’s Charles County discovered a Confederate flag raised on the school’s flagpole. Police believe the flag was hung late Wednesday night. Charles County Public Schools sent a letter to students, parents and staff to address the issue, noting that it was particularly disturbing following the mass shooting committed by a white supremacist in Buffalo.  

SEE: Confederate flag found hanging from flagpole at La Plata High School

“We condemn this attempt to intimidate students of color at La Plata High School and we stand in solidarity with the community against white supremacy and all other forms of bigotry,” said CAIR’s Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry.  

She noted that CAIR has repeatedly called for the removal of Confederate holidays, flags, statues, and symbols nationwide. 

SEE: CAIR-NY Applauds Decision to Remove Confederate Name from Brooklyn Army Base, Rededicate It to Black Officer 

CAIR Supports Call for Virginia City of Fairfax to Drop Confederate Street Names 

CAIR Urges Va. County School Board Not to Restore Confederate School Names 

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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 Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062