“Death to Diversity” was written on a banner displayed on our library for people to see, as well as written on posters across campus. As well as white males going up to women saying that it was now “legal to grab them by the pussy”.
Horrific. Wrong. Hateful. Dangerous.
Is your campus prepared to prevent and respond to bias incidents and hate crimes?
Stop The Hate is an educational initiative of Campus Pride and supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community. The national program serves as the premiere source of anti-hate educational resources for higher education institutions and campus communities. The program objectives of the educational initiative are:
- to foster a comprehensive approach to and comprehensive perspective on the hate crime problem on college campuses;
- to encourage dialogue between colleges and universities and from within the campus community to initiate a coordinated national strategy to effect change;
- to develop a system of delivery and resources specific to colleges and universities on hate crime prevention;
- to create a national coordinated public awareness campaign to communicate a statement of anti-hate and behaviors/expectations for students, faculty, and staff to share with their campuses;
- to understand how to manage freedom of speech/First Amendment issues and the skills to manage student concerns, such as Nation of Islam (Farrakhan et al), the New Black Panther Party, the World Church of the Creator; Holocaust Denial Advertisements; Ex-Gay Reparative Movement;
- to develop ongoing partnerships with agencies and associations to create effective strategies and educational resources geared toward colleges and universities;
- to acquire the tools to begin to address bias-related incidents on campus; and
- to produce a Train the Trainer program that will enhance our ability to actuate change because of its grassroots outreach on college campuses.