Each year, millions of K-12 students experience hostile behaviors like bullying, hate speech, hate crimes, or assault. In school year 2018-19, about 1.3 million students, ages 12 to 18, were bullied for their race, religion, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.
ADOLPHUS “A student at a middle school in New York was accused of coming to school and handing out cotton balls as favors to celebrate black history month.”
GRAY “Black students experience trauma from racist incidents that happen at schools”
POINT BLACK with co-hosts Adolphus Pruitt and Rev. Darryl Gray talk about the exponential increase in racial attacks and racial bullying incidences in Schools across the nation. The Government Accountability Office estimates that 5.2 million students, ages 5 to 18, were bullied in school last year.
Racial bullying in schools is a serious issue that can have long-lasting effects on both the victim and the perpetrator. It refers to any behavior that is based on race, ethnicity, or nationality, and is intended to intimidate, harm, or degrade a person. This type of bullying can take many forms, such as name-calling, physical aggression, exclusion, or cyberbullying.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—(800) 273-8255—is a federally managed and funded hotline that offers free, confidential support from trained counselors for individuals in crisis.
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