Summary: This article tells the story of how one school district in Washington State addressed the issue of hate and intolerance toward students who are members of “target groups.” The author offers some suggestions for activities that will help to “look past hate toward hope.”
Source: Jennifer Fichamba, Education Week, July 27. 2017
“How can someone hate me if they don’t even know me?”
That was a question one of my refugee students asked me earlier this year. While I’ve followed the increase in hate crimes since President Trump’s election like many, my heart still dropped as I realized just how acutely the political climate was affecting my students. My school district and community is one of the most diverse in the nation—on any given day you hear languages and dialects from all over the world. This last school year has been intense, and frankly, frightening for many in my school community and in my own community.
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