Stop the Hate

Stop the Hate

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.

~Mother Teresa

Matthew Shepard web site

In my classroom intolerance is not tolerated ...

I have a sticker on my door that says tolerance.

My student are aware that I will not tolerate racial,

ethnic or sexual slurs in my class. I can not tolerate

prejudice based on sexual orientation, ethnic background,

or race in my classroom. I try to make my class a place where every

child feels comfortable to be proud of who they are and who their

families are.

Dr. King said that in silence we give approval to horrible things ... A simple slur like

calling something or someone or gay is often ignored by many people .. I try to challenge

my students to think of the danger of putting negative connotations on types of people

... nobody has the right to put down another person or group of people on such a scale.....

Ending prejudice starts with everyone of us.

We all understand that no child is

safe to learn, free to grow, and

proud to be - until they can be

accepted unconditionally and

respected for who they really


-Tipper Gore

Every hour ...

someone commits a hate crime.

Every day ...

at least eight blacks, three

whites, three gays, three Jews

and one Latino become hate crime


Every week ...

a cross is burned


Do something. In the face of

hatred, apathy will be interpreted

as acceptance by the haters,

the public and, worse, the victim.

Decency must be exercised, too.

If it isn't, hate invariably persists.

Darkness cannot drive out

darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only

love can do that.

- M.L. King, Jr.


Matthew Shepard's site

Do Something

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance

GLSEN's site

Local GLSEN's site

Day of Silence

HRC Human Right Campaign

NO H8 No hate videos




Stop the hate

Why enumerating gays into the Civil Rights act is the biggest step twards true equality

Stop the hate



U.S. Holicaust Museum

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean;

if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,

the ocean does not become dirty.

Where there is love there is life."

~Mahatma Gandhi