I need a 200 word letter written for my health class.

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Directions There have been problems with prejudice, stereotyping and hate-motivated behavior at a local high school. You have been brought in as an “expert” to help solve these problems. Read the following 3 letters, pick 1 and write a letter offering advice on how to solve the problem. Be specific and thorough!!

*Your letter MUST be more than 200 words

Letter #1

I heard some kids bragging about putting graffiti on someone’s locker because of her religion. I don’t think this is right. What should I do?

-Signed, Confused

Letter #2

I saw some students using one of the computers in the library to create a website that promotes hatred toward a particular ethnic group. I know this isn’t right, but what can I do?

-Signed, Dot.com

Letter #3

My friend was beaten up yesterday because some guys thought he was gay. They threatened me too and said that if I told anyone they’d be back to get us both. I’m scared and don’t know what to do.

-Signed, Worried



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Stopping Prejudice & Stereotyping Student Objectives 1. Define prejudice and stereotyping. 2. Identify examples of hate-motivated behavior and hate crimes. 3. Build a personal value for stopping prejudice, stereotyping, hatemotivated behavior and hate crimes. 4. Shape peer norms that value stopping prejudice, stereotyping, hatemotivated behavior and hate-crimes. • Prejudice is making a judgment about a person or group of people without knowing things about them as individuals. People who are prejudiced often stereotype others. • Stereotyping is judging someone based on personal prejudice, limited knowledge, biased viewpoints or assumptions. Expecting people to behave in a particular way because of a classification is wrong. What are the negative consequences of prejudice and stereotyping? - People get hurt - People aren’t allowed to participate in activities - People are denied access to employment opportunities. Two major problems that spring from prejudice and stereotyping are hate-motivated behavior and hate crimes. Hate-Motivated Behavior & Hate Crimes Hate-motivated behavior singles out a particular group. It includes: • Hateful verbal putdowns • Graffiti or posters that promote hate. • Intimidating music, video games, and other media • Websites and chat rooms that express hate. Hate crimes include: • Assaulting or beating people because of their race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. • Sending threats or slurs targeting race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation via the mail or internet. • Burning or defacing religious buildings. Police Investigate Hate Crime on Long Island It’s important to stop prejudice, stereotyping and hate behavior so that all people can live without fear and have equal opportunities. *The way to respond to hate behaviors is to report them to school officials. • Bay Shore UFSD policies regarding hatemotivated behavior. (Code of Conduct on next slide) Excerpt from Bay Shore School District’s CODE OF CONDUCT Ask the Expert Directions There have been problems with prejudice, stereotyping and hate-motivated behavior at a local high school. You have been brought in as an “expert” to help solve these problems. Read the following 3 letters, pick 1 and write a letter offering advice on how to solve the problem. Be specific and thorough!! *Your letter MUST be more than 200 words Letter #1 I heard some kids bragging about putting graffiti on someone’s locker because of her religion. I don’t think this is right. What should I do? -Signed, Confused Letter #2 I saw some students using one of the computers in the library to create a website that promotes hatred toward a particular ethnic group. I know this isn’t right, but what can I do? -Signed, Dot.com Letter #3 My friend was beaten up yesterday because some guys thought he was gay. They threatened me too and said that if I told anyone they’d be back to get us both. I’m scared and don’t know what to do. -Signed, Worried ...
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