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CAIR-Sacramento Condemns Reported Hanging of Confederate Flag Inside Elk Grove Unified District Van

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/2/21) – The Sacramento Valley/Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV/CC) today condemned the reported hanging of a confederate flag inside an Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) van. 

READ: 2 Elk Grove Unified Employees On Leave After Confederate Flag Spotted In District Vehicle (CBS13)

READ: Confederate flag displayed in Elk Grove school district vehicle; 2 employees on leave (Sac Bee)

The confederate flag inside the van was first sighted by a parent, who reported it – along with the two employees allegedly responsible for the display – to EGUSD officials.

Investigators found and removed the flag and placed the employees on administrative leave, according to EGUSD.

In a statement, CAIR-SV/CC Deputy Director Sukaina Hussain said:

“We commend the parent who reported this display. School environments should be safe spaces for all, but displaying a flag that symbolizes oppression for so many undermines that notion. We must ensure that bigotry, racism and hatred are not tolerated in our schools or communities. We must stand together to call out and condemn intolerance in all forms and hold our officials accountable.”

Hussain urged community members to report any bias incidents to law enforcement and to contact CAIR-SV/CC’s Civil Rights Department at 916-441-6269 or by filing a report at

CAIR-SV/CC is an office of CAIR, 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-SV/CC Deputy Director Sukaina Hussain, 847-924-9592,

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