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CAIR-San Diego Welcomes Move to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis in SD County

(SAN DIEGO, CA., 1/6/2021) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SD) today welcomed a move by San Diego community leaders — including Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas — to announce a policy declaring racism a public health crisis in San Diego County. This policy would be voted on by the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday. 

SEE: “San Diego leaders declare racism a public health crisis in San Diego County” 

https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/san-diego-leaders-declare-racism-a-public-health-crisis/509-976bda84-95c5-49d7-8fcc-a846a6a418ff

In a statement, CAIR-SD Operations & Development Manager Omair Khan said:  

“We are optimistic that the upcoming resolution and policy will lead to more transparent and honest conversations about the racism that permeates San Diego County and that targets the minority communities, including American Muslims. CAIR-San Diego supports this policy and hopes that it brings positive and systemic changes to San Diego county’s racism.” 

He said Washington-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.    

SEE: CAIR Condemns Racist, Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi Vandalism of Tennessee Family’s Home  

CAIR-SD is a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.  

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CONTACT: CAIR-SD Operations & Development Manager Omair Khan, 619-880-4601 or okhan@cair.com 

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