U.S. Secretary of Education Discusses with National Muslim, Arab, and Sikh Leaders the Alarming Rise of Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Hate in Schools and Colleges

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, and other senior Biden-Harris Administration officials today met with national Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organization leaders. During the meeting, they discussed new actions and resources the Biden-Harris Administration has announced to counter the alarming uptick in instances of Islamophobia, Antisemitism, and hate-fueled threats and violence more broadly, in schools and college campuses.

The Administration officials heard from the leaders about the extremely disturbing pattern of hate and threats of violence in schools and college campuses since the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel. Secretary Cardona unequivocally denounced Islamophobia, anti-Arab bigotry, Antisemitism, and all forms of hate.

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