SANTA CLARA (KPIX 5) — The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Monday launched a brand new report concerning the bullying of Muslim college students in California faculties that confirmed incidents are on the rise.
Of the greater than California 1,000 college students between the ages of eleven and 18 surveyed for the research, greater than half of them stated they’ve skilled some type of bullying in class for his or her religion.
“With the political setting happening, it solely took a number of days after the election outcomes for her to be bodily focused and there have been a number of incidents final yr,” stated Noshava Afzal, a Bay Space mom whose daughter was bullied.
The brand new research carried out and launched by CAIR Monday morning signifies fewer Muslim college students really feel protected, welcome, and revered of their faculties.
Numbers are down from surveys in earlier years.
“In response to each single query that we requested college students, there was a rise within the quantity of discrimination and hatred that they’ve felt in class by different friends, but in addition in some instances, by academics and directors,” stated CAIR civil rights lawyer Brittney Rezaei.
Of the 1,000 Californian Muslim college students surveyed, 161 of them have been from the Bay Space.
CAIR says the numbers from the brand new research will assist as they work to seek out options and encourage Muslim college students to talk out if mandatory.
“It’s actually arduous to listen to as a result of sadly, so many of those incidents go unreported,” stated Rezaei.
The report provides suggestions for Congress and faculties to create a extra inclusive surroundings.