Especially in times of heightened racial tension and strife in the United States, it is critical that school send a loud and clear message to students that racism, bias, prejudice and bullying will not be permitted. Although teachers can discuss the problem of racism with students, words only last a few seconds. Poster #639, however, sends an on-going anti-racism message that is hard to miss, and hard to forget.
Poster #639 says: Tolerating Racism is Racism. That phrase helps you put students on notice that everyone at school has the responsibility to create a tolerant environment, and to confront the racism and prejudice that does occur. This poster is particularly aimed at bystanders who may not intervene or report racial incidents or bullying that appears to be based on prejudice.
Poster #639 belongs on the walls throughout your school, but may be an especially valuable addition to history, black history, world affairs, and current events classes. Students can be assisted to discuss white privilege, how it can seem easy to overlook incidents or occurrences that do not affect us directly. This poster was created to particularly reach majority culture students who may feel that racism is not something they need to be concerned with because they are not among those targeted.
Education can quickly take a back seat to racial strife and tension at your school. It is so important to help students interact in civil and tolerant ways so that all students feel welcomed at school and in the classroom, so that education can be the focus instead of fear and trepidation. Build better, more tolerant students and help reduce existing racism by posting Poster #639 at your site today.
Click to enlarge. School posters printed on medium weight 11″ x 17″ glossy stock
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