This Week In Hate: Christchurch and Alternative Safety Models

  • On March 13, 2019, Tanya Parker, an employee of the Jersey City Board of Education, told a Muslim woman wearing a hijab to “go back to your f***ing country” and called her “retarded.” The dispute was over a parking space.
  • On March 8, 2019, a hijabi Muslim Lyft driver was assaulted by Steven McCuiston in Bloomingdale, Illinois. McCuiston told her “just because you’re a Muslim, I’m gonna kill you and snap your neck” and tried to punch her, ultimately hitting her in the shoulder.
  • On March 6, 2019, Sgt. Cesilia Valdovinos had her hijab ripped off by her command sergeant major in front of others in Fort Carson, Colorado.

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South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

A national social justice org working on policy analysis/advocacy on issues affecting the South Asian community: immigration, post 9/11 backlash. www.saalt.org