(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/6/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the firing of a UPS driver caught on video in a racist rant while delivering packages to a Hispanic police officer’s home in Milwaukee, Wis.
The incident was captured by a home surveillance system and showed the UPS driver yelling expletives and writing a false failed delivery note, without actually attempting to deliver the package.
A Latino civic advocacy group, Forward Latino, believes the rant was prompted by the driver reading the name of the receiver, who had a Hispanic-sounding name. A UPS spokesperson said the company has fired the employee.
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“We welcome the decision to fire this individual and view it as a clear indication that UPS – or any other corporation – will not tolerate bias or discrimination on the part of its employees,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
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.
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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.