Reports that "Backlash" Incidents are Declining; Workplace Discrimination Rising

October 24, 2001

Source: The Nando Times

On October 24, 2001, The Nando Times reported, "Groups tracking backlash violence since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks say hate crimes appear to be declining, although there are new complaints of workplace discrimination." The article notes that while groups report fewer violent incidents, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has "received so many calls to its field offices that it introduced new codes into its national database to track charges filed by Arabs, Middle Easterners, Afghans and Sikhs."