Source: Chicago Tribune
On May 15, 2002, the Chicago Tribune reported that "the number of workplace bias complaints by Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian employees is increasing rapidly... The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received 488 complaints since Sept. 11. Between Feb. 20 and March 11, the number of new claims rose by 39. By April 11, 62 new claims had been filed and by May 7, the agency had received another 74, the largest increase to date, said Jennifer Kaplan, EEOC spokeswoman."