Bias against Muslims in the workplace soared in the past decade,
jumping 180% to 796 complaints nationally last year, according to the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Muslims make up less than 1% of
the U.S. population, but 21% of all religious bias cases at work.
spike is one illustration of how Muslims and Arab Americans have
increasingly faced bias in the post-9/11 era. Fifty-five percent of
Muslim Americans say that being a Muslim in the U.S. has become more
difficult since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a Pew Research Center
survey released last week.
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