4 Jan - USA:
Although more than one in three Muslim students said they had been hit with ethnic slurs in the past year, only one in six said it happened in school.Link
More than 600 students from 90 public schools participated in the three-year study conducted by Columbia University's Teachers College.
Most of the Muslim students said that although they still face bias, it has gotten better since the first few years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Still, 36% of the students said they a faced at least one "discriminatory verbal incident" in the past year.
The study found 28% of Muslim students said they or a relative have been stopped by police as a result of "racial profiling," 12% reported they or a relative had been turned down for a job based on discrimination, 11% had property destroyed and 7% said they or a family member had been physically assaulted.
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