Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Michigan High School Starts Diversity Club

Here's an approach a Michigan high school, 96 % white, 24 % economically disadvantaged, is taking to deal with discrimination issues-

Greenville: High school adds culture, diversity club
"High schoolers can be very judgmental about what someone wears, where they live, or how much their parents make. To curb this, we're teaching by setting an example ... showing them that it is important to treat everyone with respect no matter what their circumstances are," Paras said.
Along with providing a safety net to minorities, the club also is providing a safe environment for gay students to air concerns through the formation of a subgroup known as the Gay-Straight Alliance. [more]

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