Council on American-Islamic Relations 2023 Report on Bullying

The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices nationwide. TCAIR is the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights advocacy organization. Through civil rights actions, media relations, civic engagement, and education, CAIR promotes social, legal and political activism among Muslims in America. CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) is the oldest office of CAIR.

CAIR California (CAIR-CA) has been conducting biennial surveys for the past ten years to evaluate the school climate for California Muslim students between ages 11-18 and to understand how Islamophobia manifests itself in our education system. CAIR-CA’s surveys have shown that 40-50% of Muslim students have consistently reported being bullied over the past decade. In CAIR-CA’s most recent survey, nearly half of the Muslim students reported being bullied at school, and nearly half reported feeling unsafe, unwelcome, or uncomfortable at school because of their Muslim identity.

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