A Report From The Southern Poverty Law Center: The Trump Effect

A report on “The Trump Effect”released from The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Project found that:

“the campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom.  many students worry about being deported.”

“Teachers also reported an increase in the bullying, harassment and intimidation of students whose races, religions or nationalities have been the verbal targets of candidates.

“We’re deeply concerned about the level of fear among minority children who feel threatened by both the incendiary campaign rhetoric and the bullying they’re encountering in school,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen. “We’ve seen Donald Trump behave like a 12-year-old, and now we’re seeing 12-year-olds behave like Donald Trump.”

You can learn more at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s article: SPLC Survey: Presidential Campaign Leading to Widespread Fear, Bullying in Schools.

Read the full report: Teaching The 2016 Election. The Trump Effect: The Impact of The Presidential Campaign on Our Nation’s Schools.

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

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I'm a Social Worker, Educator, and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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