(WASHINGTON D.C., 6/29/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed both the resignation of an Alabama teacher who went on a racist rant and the passage of a hate crime ordinance by a North Dakota city.
In Alabama, an English teacher resigned after a viral video showed her having a racist and anti-gay meltdown in front of the man who is the father of her child.
SEE: Slur-spewing Alabama teacher resigns after video of racist meltdown goes viral
Alabama teacher resigns after homophobic, racist slurs caught on video
In North Dakota, the Fargo City Commission passed a hate crime ordinance allowing charges if anyone commits one of three crimes because of the victim’s race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or ancestry.
SEE: Fargo approves hate crime ordinance
Fargo City Commission passes hate crime ordinance
“We welcome the clear evidence that a growing number of Americans are rejecting the racism and white supremacy — which inevitably lead to acts of bias-motivated violence — that we are unfortunately witnessing nationwide,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Hooper added that 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.
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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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