Visible Minorities Face Discrimination After 9/11

November 25, 2003

Source: The Eyeopener

On November 25, 2003 The Eyeopener reported, "As executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation, Audrey Jamal documented an alarming increase in hate crimes after the Twin Towers were toppled in 2001...In a report released in September, Statistics Canada noted that 20 per cent of visible minorities aged 15 and over said they had been victims of racism in the last five years. For Arabs and Muslims incidents of discrimination intensified after Sept 11, 2001. Three years later, more subtle forms of racism have emerged out of society's fear that 'all Muslims are terrorists,' said Jamal."