What would you do to fight discrimination? How will you combat hatred and intolerance to become an agent of change? How will you become part of the solution?
All ENTRIES (Grades 6-12)
In 500 words or less tell us about:
- A time you witnessed an act of discrimination or hate toward yourself or someone else
- If you responded, why did you decide to stand up? How can you encourage your peers to do the same?
- If you didn’t respond, why not and what changes might you make to your behavior next time?
Discrimination is defined as any act of prejudice or intolerance perpetrated upon one individual by another; a group against an individual; or one group against another group. For example, essays may respond to discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical, mental or emotional challenges, economic status and/or less specific criteria such as bullying, name-calling, malicious gossiping, or ostracizing someone for unspecified reasons.