(ST. LOUIS, MO, 2/5/20)- The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of a racist meme to two African-American students at a middle school in that state.
The two eighth graders at Hixson Middle School were reportedly sent a meme with a photograph of a white man spraying a young African-American child with a hose with the phrase: “Go be a n***er somewhere else.” The parents of one of the students are demanding changes to the district’s policies dealing with acts of racism.
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In a statement, CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Moji Sidiqi said:
“We condemn this racist message and urge the school district to reevaluate and update its policies dealing with acts of racism and bullying.”
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Moji Sidiqi, 314-359-1254, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726