Dr. Aliya Saeed in partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently released this important resource:
Additional resources include:
- Know your rights as a Muslim youth at school, a brief guide for Muslim students about their rights in schools, and
- MISLABELED: The Impact of School Bullying and Discrimination on California Muslim Students, a 2015 report on the experiences of Muslim students in California
As the report states so eloquently:
Schools exist to educate, empower, and prepare students to navigate the world. However, when students are discriminated against, bullied, and/ or marginalized, they suffer academically and miss out on developing the skills and confidence needed to succeed. As minority students, American Muslim youth are more susceptible to the long term effects of these types of behaviors. As such, a dedicated effort must be made to report and expunge Islamophobia and Islamophobic rhetoric from schools.
We couldn’t agree more! Thank you CAIR and Dr. Saeed!