Muslims Report Rising Discrimination at Work (New York Times)

Posted on September 24, 2010 by


Muslims Report Rising Discrimination at Work (NYT)

Here’s an article from the New York Times describing how discrimination against Muslims is on the rise.
Key Highlights:

  • Discrimination Against Muslims Are Reaching Record Highs: “Such complaints were increasing even before frictions erupted over the planned Islamic center in Lower Manhattan, with Muslim workers filing a record 803 such claims in the year ended Sept. 30, 2009. That was up 20 percent from the previous year and up nearly 60 percent from 2005, according to federal data.”
  • Discrimination Against Muslims Is Disproportionately Greater Than Our Population: Although Muslims make up less than 2 percent of the United States population, they accounted for about one-quarter of the 3,386 religious discrimination claims filed with the E.E.O.C. last year. Complaints filed by Jews rose slightly in fiscal 2009, while complaints filed by Catholics,Protestants, Sikhs and Seventh-day Adventists declined. Claims of race, sex and age discrimination also fell.”

Read the full article at the New York Times.

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