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CAIR Welcomes Investigation into Racist Incidents at Maryland Schools

(BALTIMORE, MD, 10/13/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an investigation by two Maryland schools into alleged racist incidents at sporting events. 

In Montgomery County, Md., Albert Einstein and Sherwood high schools are investigating reports of racist incidents that occurred during girls’ soccer and volleyball games between the two schools on September 30th and October 4th, respectively. Sherwood students are accused of making racist comments to Asian-American Albert Einstein athletes. 

On Monday, the two schools met to discuss the harm caused by racist language. Albert Einstein’s principal said that the students and spectators who made the remarks “need to be addressed directly and specifically.”  

SEE: MCPS investigating reports of racism at sporting events

‘Unacceptable’ — Montgomery Co. leaders react to reports of racist abuse at high school games

“Racism in schools poses a threat to students of every minority community and must be properly addressed,” said CAIR’s Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry. “We welcome the investigation into these incidents and urge schools nationwide to combat racist bullying and harassment.” 

SEE: CAIR Marks Beginning of National Bullying Prevention Month with Resource Doc for Schools to Combat Anti-Muslim Bullying 

Chaudry said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Probe of Montana Professor’s Islamophobic Blog Posts   

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CAIR Condemns Proposed West Virginia Redistricting Because of White Supremacist Group 

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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 Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062; CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,    

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