Children can be bullied for many reasons, but bullying based on race can be very problematic. It’s important that if your child is being bullied because of their race, their school is taking that seriously. If the school is not taking action, that might be a violation of your child’s civil rights.
Parents and children of color sometimes struggle to get schools to take allegations of racism and bullying seriously.
Make sure to be on the lookout for common signs of discrimination. Click here to download our free signs of discrimination checklist.
How do you tell, though, if that bullying is violating your child’s civil rights though?
There are some things to be aware of.
Bullying and Civil Rights
oney, have to comply with all federal laws. This includes civil rights laws.
Civil Rights laws require schools take actions to prevent or address bullying if the bullying is based on your child’s
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
If the school does not take action or creates a hostile learning environment, they might be violating your child’s civil rights.
For more information on federal civil rights laws and bullying, click here!
What Can I do?
If you, as a parent, suspect your child is experiencing bullying based on race and their civil rights are being violated, there are steps you can take.
Save all communication you have with the school regarding the bullying or any other matters of discrimination. Take notes during meetings.
Call us at Cueto Law for a free consultation. We would love to talk to you and can be reached at 618-277-1554.