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Muslim students report bullying at twice the rate of non-Muslim peers, survey shows
by Tatiana Sanchez
Muslim students in California schools report being bullied and discriminated against at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a study released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The report is based on a 2014 statewide survey of more than 600 Muslim American students ages 11-18, who described incidents of discomfort in the classroom, cyberbullying, negative reactions to wearing a hijab and to religious-accommodation requests, negativity from teachers and increased scrutiny after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The organization administered the survey to raise awareness of the challenges young Muslims face in the United States.
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