(ROSEVILLE, CA, 9/15/2020) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today condemned a reported racist verbal attack on a family at Topgolf in Roseville.
On Sept. 5, a mother and her three children were reportedly subjected to racist taunting from other customers as they were leaving Topgolf, according to Roseville police.
The mother, identified as Jessica Alyse, shared the experience on social media in a post that has since gone viral.
The Roseville Police Department said it is investigating the incident.
In a statement, CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra said:
“We condemn this reported racist verbal attack on a family and encourage a hate crime investigation. For anyone to be targeted with such vile, hate-filled vitriol is sickening – even more so when it’s directed at children. Our hearts go out to the family and we hope they can overcome this traumatizing incident. We must unite in calling out any and all racism and bigotry.”
Elkarra urged community members to report any bias incidents to law enforcement and to CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California’s Civil Rights Department at 916-441-6269 or by filing a report at http://bit.ly/cairsvcccivilrights.
CAIR-SV 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.
CONTACT: Outreach and Youth Coordinator Hasna El-Nounou, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-441-6269