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CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Racist Incident at High School Football Game, Urges League to Take Action

(PITTSBURGH, PA, 11/16/2021) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh) today condemned a racist incident at a high school football game and urged the league to take action to challenge racism.

The West Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is investigating reports of racist comments made by players during a football game between the Steel Valley and South Side Area school districts. According to the reports, Steel Valley players were called the n-word and “monkeys” by South Side Area players. 

SEE: WPIAL investigating claims of racist comments from players during Steel Valley, South Side game 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/wpial-investigating-claims-of-racist-comments-from-players-during-steel-valley-south-side-game/ar-AAQKtaE?ocid=BingNewsSearch

“Racist harassment cannot be tolerated in any setting, especially when it targets students of color,” said CAIR-Pittsburgh Executive Director Christine Mohamed. “We condemn this disturbing incident and call on the WPIAL to take concrete action to challenge racism and bigotry.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 Pittsburgh Executive Director Christine Mohamed, 412-606-3601 cmohamed@cair.com

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