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Japanese-Americans Speak Out Against Backlash

October 18, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel

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On October 18, 2001, The KCRA Channel in Sacramento reported, "Japanese-Americans Join Fight Against Hate Crimes: Groups Band Together To Decry Arab, Sikh And Muslim Hate Crimes." The article reported on backlash, including an incident in which a local mosque was blockaded by tractors. "'Sixty years ago, the backlash against Japanese-Americans was wrong. Today, the backlash against Muslims is equally wrong,'...

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Muslims in Laramie, Wyoming Find Bias and Kindness

October 18, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 18, 2001, The New York Times published the article, "Tough but Hopeful Weeks for the Muslims of Laramie." The article detailed the acts of both bias and kindness experienced by the small Muslim community of Laramie, Wyoming. It noted, "Laramie is where Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, was beaten, tied to a fence post and left to die in 1998. But the town is now invoking Mr. Shepard's name as a call for tolerance to let Laramie's Muslims know they can live here without fear."

Scarves Show Solidarity

October 18, 2001

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/nw/terror2001/scarf18_20011018.htm

On October 18, 2001, The Detroit Free Press reported "dozens of non-Muslim women at Wayne State have chosen to wear hijab...in defense of Muslims harassed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The university is the latest to join a growing worldwide campaign urging non-Muslim women to show support by wearing hijab. 'Scarves for Solidarity' events have been held in...

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Seattle Bus Driver Disciplined for Anti-Muslim Sign

October 18, 2001

Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/local/43253_metro18.shtml

On October 18, 2001, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported "Bus driver disciplined for insult to Muslims." The article stated, "A Metro driver has been disciplined for posting a sign in his bus Sept. 14 that reportedly urged people to be unsympathetic toward all Muslims." Passengers complained to the bus driver about the signs: "'We said, "This is hatred,"' said Donia...

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After the Attacks, Tech Workers Face Challenges

October 17, 2001

Source: USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2001/10/17/tech-visa-worker-woes.htm

On October 17, 2001, USA TODAY reported "Tech visa workers feel heat from attacks, layoffs." The article notes that "It's a tense time for...Asian and Middle Eastern workers in the United States on H-1B visas. They came in large numbers in recent years to fill high-tech jobs. Many came from India, and they are predominately Hindus. But tensions �...

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Buffalo Religious Leaders Organize Interfaith Rally Against Racism

October 15, 2001

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20011015/1021485.asp

On October 15, 2001, The Buffalo News reported that "the interfaith 'Banners Against Racism' rally Sunday afternoon united about 30 local faith leaders and hundreds of others in an unprecedented community-wide effort to confront racism in the Buffalo Niagara region...Before singing a powerful song of peace, Cantor David Goldstein of Temple Beth Zion noted that 'racism - in its...

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