Press Releases

CAIR Welcomes Resignation of Racist Ala. Teacher, Passage of N.D. Hate Crime Ordinance

(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

https://www.rawstory.com/racist-alabama-teacher/

Alabama teacher resigns after homophobic, racist slurs caught on video

https://www.al.com/news/2021/06/alabama-teacher-resigns-after-homophobic-racist-slurs-caught-on-video.html

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

https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021/06/29/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.      

CAIR OP-ED: From Banning Sharia to Banning Critical Race Theory – When Bigotry Collides with a Conspiracy Theory

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.      

Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook  

http://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational   

Subscribe to CAIR’s Email List  

https://action.cair.com/a/newsletters

Subscribe to CAIR’s Twitter Feed  

http://twitter.com/cairnational  

Subscribe to CAIR’s YouTube Channel  

http://www.youtube.com/cairtv  

Follow CAIR on Instagram  

https://www.instagram.com/cair_national/

Donate to CAIR  

https://action.cair.com/a/donate

Do you like reading CAIR press releases and taking part in our action alerts? You can help contribute to CAIR’s work of defending civil rights and empowering American Muslims across the country by making a one-time contribution or becoming a monthly donor. Supporters like you make CAIR’s advocacy work possible and defeating Islamophobia an achievable goal. Click here to donate to CAIR.  

To opt-out of future mailings, email: info@cair.com, CC ihooper@cair.com 

END            

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  

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter