Discrimination Against Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians in New York City Since 9/11(2003)
In Discrimination Against Muslims, Arabs, and South Asian in New York City Since 9-11, Chhaya partnered with NYC Commission on Human Rights to survey and assess instances of discrimination occurring in the communities we work with. The survey revealed that Muslims, Arabs and South Asians believe that discrimination intensified after 9/11/01. Indeed, the publicity about the countries where terrorist organizations originated seems to have alerted people to cultural or religious symbols on which they could pin their fears. In many instances, those fears may have been translated into hostile, vicious, or illegal discriminatory acts that prevented members of these communities from fully participating in education, work, recreation, or finding housing.