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How Racism Affects Black and Brown Students in Public Schools

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: Thought Co By Nadra Kareem Nittle Institutional racism doesn’t just affect adults but children in K-12 schools as well. Anecdotes from families, research studies and discrimination lawsuits all reveal that children of color face bias in schools. They’re disciplined more harshly, less likely to be identified as gifted or to have access to quality teachers, to name but a few examples. Racism in schools …

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Muslims as Agents of Change in America

Date: February 26, 2018 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Past Events, Structural Racism, Video All, Videos,

by Fasahat Malik Following is a summary of a lecture given by Imam Khalid Griggs. The event was hosted by ICNA CSJ and IAGD Sunday Islamic School. The complete lecture can be viewed at the bottom of this page. A major social legislation was passed in 1964 that had epic implications, this came to know as the civil right bill. …

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Social Justice Work: Not a Spectator Sport

Date: August 17, 2017 | Categories: Featured, Opinion, Opinion All, Structural Racism,

By Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs ICNA VP of Civic Engagement Let’s understand one undeniable truism from the outset, “White supremacy is not the exclusive purview of Republicans or Democrats, Conservatives or Liberals, Rich or Poor, Catholics or Protestants, Males or Females, Straight or Gay.” It is the continuing social residue of unacceptable attitudes and practices by self-deluded, insecure individuals whose …