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“Growing up as a Japanese American during WWII, I have experienced firsthand how hatred, fear and racism can affect one’s livelihood… after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Muslim Americans were targeted and once again labeled as the enemy.”
– CA Congressman Mike Honda
Help us prevent bullying by expanding our reach to more schools, students, and educators across America by donating to develop an iPad app for educators. The app will include ING curriculum lesson plans about Muslims and their faith, videos and films, exercises, and student activities.
reduces profiling and Islamophobia
“Mandate religious and cultural competency trainings on South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh communities for all officers and personnel but particularly those who have direct contact with community members.”
– SAALT report on racial and religious profiling
Photo courtesy of SAALT
A report by South Asian Americans Leading Together tells stories of Americans profiled by law enforcement because of their race or religion. One of the key recommendations to address such profiling is religious and cultural competency training for law enforcement, which ING has conducted for over 15 years. Help us train police officers across the country by donating to our new online cultural competency training.