ADC Helps Challenge Discrimination within Michigan School District
Michigan Arab Americans Meet with Justice Department to Address Community Issues
Washington DC | www.adc.org | May 31, 2012 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) expressed concern today about alleged discrimination against members of the Arab community in Crestwood School district in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. At an event organized by ADC-Michigan (ADC-MI), community members gathered at the Caroline Kennedy Library to meet with representatives from the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss the issues. A few Crestwood school building administrators and School Board Member Ed Garcia were also at the meeting, but mostly listened.
According to news reports, many community members of the Michigan Arab American community noted that they believe that buildings with no Arabic translators, a shortage of teachers certified to teach