(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/27/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR),
the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed
the resignation of a Louisiana judge who used the “N-Word” in texts referring
to government employees.
Those text messages showed 23rd Judicial District Judge Jessie LeBlanc using the racist term while referring to an African-American deputy and law clerk.
Earlier this week, CAIR called for LeBlanc’s resignation.
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“We welcome Judge LeBlanc’s resignation and thank all those who stated clearly that they would not tolerate racial bias espoused by someone who is required to administer the law with impartiality and objectivity,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
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.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, email@example.com