Noteworthy in @cdcrabtree @JohnHolbein1 study of public school principals' reluctance to respond to atheist & Muslim parents' inquiries is that, at the identification only level of the e-mail the researchers sent, the principals used names which weren't identifiably Muslim. Image
Would the discrimination have been more intense if the parents' & children's names were more identifiably Muslim, such as Mustafa, Khadija, Muhammad and Aisha?

BTW, I've never known Muslim parents to name a daughter Rebekeh (or a variant thereof.) Isaac & Jonah are possible as
Arabic names, but the languages most Muslims speak render these names differently, although many parents anglicize the names when dealing with people they assume are from the majority Anglo community.
Here's the study they authored onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.11…

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