The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Washington is working with a Kent high school to support students and families after employees reported anti-Muslim vandalism and slurs on campus.
The graffiti, discovered on Oct. 24, included death threats against Muslim students and “#MAGA,” which stands for “Make America Great Again,” President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. School leadership promised “extensive security measures” on Oct. 30 in response to the threats.
CAIR’s national office reported an increase in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the 2016 election. The organization reported in July that hate crimes in the first half of 2017 spiked 91 percent compared to the same time period in 2016.
Ashley Archibald is a Staff Reporter covering local government, policy and equity. Have a story idea? She can be can reached at ashleya (at) realchangenews (dot) org. Twitter @AshleyA_RC
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