Congratulations to Army Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz! “To get a sense of what a long shot this might’ve seemed like to Shabazz, consider the numbers: He’s one of only 10 Muslim chaplains in the entire U.S. military; of the Army’s 1,400 or so chaplains, five are Muslim.” Read the original article from the Virginian Pilot here.
MAPS welcomes the recent executive order signed by President Biden on his first day in office ordering agencies to “root out” systemic racism and other forms of discrimination both in the workplace and in their public-facing programs. The new order effectively ends the Trump Administration’s policy that denied the existence of systemic racism in the United States and also rescinds … Read More
MAPS is encouraged by the recent announcement by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha that every police department in the state has now appointed a Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Liaison Officer, as part of his initiative to prioritize civil rights work and protect Rhode Island’s diverse communities from crimes motivated by hate. MAPS believes similar steps across state … Read More