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CAIR Welcomes President Biden’s Executive Actions Promoting Racial Equity

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/26/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed executive orders signed today by President Biden advancing racial equity.

President Biden signed four executive actions that will direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) “to take steps necessary to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies;” direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to end its use of private prisons; reaffirm the federal government’s “commitment to tribal sovereignty and consultation;” and combat xenophobia against Asian-American and Pacific Islanders.

SEE: Biden Outlines His Racial Equity Agenda and Signs Executive Actions

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-racial-equality-agenda-executive-orders-watch-live-stream-today-2021-01-26/

Biden Signs Racial Equity Executive Actions: “Unity and Healing Must Begin With Understanding and Truth”

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2021/01/26/biden-racial-equity-private-prisons-doj

“We welcome these executive actions and hope they will help roll back the discriminatory policies of the previous administration and stem the tide of anti-Asian discrimination we are witnessing nationwide,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “It is encouraging to see a president promoting racial equity, instead of inciting racism.”

He added that the American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Asian bias, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.    
  

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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.      

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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