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Challenging Systemic Racism: CAIR Supports Removal of Confederate Monument in Tenn., Welcomes Del. Lawmaker Not Seeking Reelection After Anti-Asian Slur, Condemns N.C. Car Dealership’s Racist Post

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/27/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported the removal of a Confederate monument in Collierville, Tenn., welcomed the decision of a Delaware House member not to seek reelection after using an anti-Asian racial slur and condemned a North Carolina car dealership after a racist Facebook post by the company targeting a Black customer.

SEE: Will Confederate Marker in Collierville’s Town Square be Moved?

State Lawmaker Won’t seek Reelection After anti-Asian Slur

North Carolina car dealership faces boycott after calling black woman ‘Bon Quisha’

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:

Systemic racism must be challenged by all Americans, and part of that challenge includes removal of symbols honoring or celebrating white supremacy and the repudiation of those who target minority communities with hate rhetoric or acts of violence.”

Hooper 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 Removal of North Carolina Confederate Monument from Public Display 

CAIR Calls for Removal of Alaska Assistant Attorney General who Posted Racist, anti-Semitic Tweets 

CAIR-NY Condemns Possibly Bias-Motivated Vandalism Targeting Church in Queens 

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, 

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