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Community members and organization leaders expressed frustration with the apathetic attitude given by federal officials toward Muslim and Arab Americans' efforts to cull discrimination and planned to demand answers from government leaders at a BRIDGES meeting at The Arab American News office on Tuesday.

Despite heavy engagement by numerous officials from federal agencies and state legislators, BRIDGES attendees were disappointed by the ineffectiveness of the meetings.

Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity (BRIDGES) was established shortly after 9/11 to address security and civil rights grievances between the government and the community.


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