Students and Teachers Deserve Racism Free Schools
We're working to prevent racial harassment in schools
Teachers and students of color experience racism daily in Illinois schools.
In one study, students of color experienced more than 5 racist incidents every day. Unfortunately, most of these go unreported for lack of clear definitions and victims’ worries that reports will be ineffective or spark retaliation.
Many schools have adopted resolutions or issued statements of support for students of color. While those statements were welcome, words alone cannot change the daily experiences of students and teachers of color.
The movement for racism-free schools asks every school in Illinois to adopt a policy that defines unacceptable acts of racism, clearly communicates reporting procedures that protect and empower victims, and outlines a range of consequences for violations that educate, repair, and prevent future harm.