Download the 'CAIR to Know Your Rights' App on your smart phone to quickly access information on your civil rights in various circumstances, report an incident, connect with a local CAIR chapter, and updates on national and local actions to challenge Islamophobia.View other CAIR Guides and Toolkits.
The Arab American Institute (AAI) offers a multitude of information on reporting and recognizing hate crimes and discrimination, including which organizations to contact for different types of discrimination (e.g. housing, in schools, employment, etc.).
The Southern Poverty Law Center, allows you to report incidents of hate on their website, so that they can monitor incidents around the country. They ask that people first report hate crimes to the local police.
"If you wear hijab, just being visible in the world can cause distress... It’s OK to feel deeply sad about the assumptions made about you because of your faith. If you wear hijab, just being visible in the world can be an understandable cause of distress. Even if you’re not particularly religious, like me, others around you might unfairly deign you the expert of all things Islam. Expecting you to speak on behalf of 1.8 billion people is not only uncool, it’s not realistic."