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Responding to Hate and Bias at School

Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
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A Guide for Administrators, Counselors and Teachers

“Your school has plans and protocols in place to respond to fires, severe weather, medical emergencies, fights and weapons possession. But what about school incidents like those…that involve bigotry and hate? Are plans in place to respond to a bias incident or hate crime? Too often these plans are created in the moment during the actual crisis. Bias incidents are far too complex for on-the-fly planning; an early misstep can heighten tension and damage chances for long-term success.

Responding to Bias and Hate at School is designed primarily for school administrators, but teachers, staff, counselors, students and others also may find guidance here.”

Responding to Hate at School 2017