|CAIR-CA Held Press Conferences Releasing a New Report on School Bullying
(ANAHEIM, CA 11/03/2015) – On Friday October 30, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) held simultaneous news conferences at their Anaheim, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area offices announcing the release of a new statewide report on school bullying.
The report titled "Mislabeled: The Impact of School Bullying and Discrimination on California Muslim Students" details that more than half of California Muslim students were victims of faith-based bullying. The report which surveyed more than 600 students between the ages of 11 to 18 shows that bullying of California Muslim students is at twice the rate of the national average.
During the news conferences Friday morning, CAIR-CA attorneys detailed keys findings of the report including:
- The most common type of bullying American Muslim students faced was verbal at 52%
- More male students reported experiencing bullying than female students
- Of the female respondents who wear hijab, the Islamic headscarf, 27% reported being discriminated by their teacher.
CAIR-CA is a chapter of CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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