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Mislabeled: The Impact of School Bullying and Discrimination on California Muslim Students

A report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations that seeks to provide context to the socio-political climate in which American Muslims attend school. Specifically, it discusses how Islamophobia, the fear or hatred of Islam and Muslims, in larger society filters into the school environment and manifests as teacher discrimination and student bullying. The report also presents the results of a 2014 follow-up to a 2012 CAIR-CA survey. The purpose of the survey was twofold, to understand how comfortable American Muslim students felt attending their schools and participating in classroom discussions, and discover to what extent American Muslim students were subjected to bias-based bullying and harassment at school.