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Stop Bias: Religious Bias exists

Catharine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, posted the following statement on the Department of Education's official blog in June of this year.  It is sad to note that this is still a necessary statement in the 21st Century in the United States of America. Sad, but true. Religious bias continues to exist. Of the 10,000 cases reported to OCR last year, 21 percent were related to race and national origin discrimination and more than 450 involved racial or national origin harassment.

          "No student – whether Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, or of any other religious            background – should experience barriers to learning and success in school because              of who the student is or what the student believes."  

The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights launched a web page in July to consolidate resources about religious discrimination. Included in these resources are an updated civil rights…