Wisconsin: CAIR Seeks Racial Bias Probe After White Parent Pushes Black Superintendent During Graduation Ceremony


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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/6/2024) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for an incident in which video shows a white man pushing a Black Wisconsin school district superintendent away before he can shake hands with his daughter.

Baraboo, Wisconsin, police say the man was charged with disorderly conduct and has been ordered to have no contact with the superintendent. A hearing is set for June 14.

The motive for the man’s actions is unknown, but many who have seen the video have suggested a racist motive.

SEE: Father of Baraboo, Wisconsin, high school graduate seen pushing superintendent during ceremony

“Barring an alternative explanation for this individual’s alleged actions, law enforcement authorities should investigate a possible bias motive and – if warranted – bring appropriate charges,” said CAIR National Communications Manager Ismail Allison.

He added that CAIR and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging antisemitism, systemic anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.


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