Muslim Cadets at SUNY Maritime College Leave Because of Bias

September 26, 1999

Source: The New York Times

On September 26, 1999, The New York Times reported that 21 Muslim cadets from the Middle East, who were freshmen at the State University of New York Maritime College, left the college due to alleged harassment and physical abuse by their classmates. The cadets claim that they had been subject to insulting remarks about their religion and their limited English skills, and that some of the Muslim cadets had been physically assaulted on two separate occasions. SUNY Maritime College has vowed to expel any cadets involved in harassment and abuse.