Sadly, children of color commonly feel ostracized at school, especially if they are being bullied because of skin color. Many of your child’s classmates might decide to pick on your child because they look different. However, federal law requires schools to respond to bullying.
Being bullied because of your skin color is never okay, and if your child’s school fails to take action, they might be violating your child’s civil rights.
Make sure to download our free checklist for signs of discrimination to know what to look for!
What does Bullying have to do With Discrimination?
While there is no federal law that dictates what a school has to do about bullying, there are federal civil rights laws. Schools must comply with those laws as organizations that receive federal money.
If the bullying is based on your child belonging to a protected class and the school does nothing this is a violation of civil rights law.
Bullying based on any of the following could indicate your child’s civil rights are being violated.
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
For more information on federal civil rights laws and bullying, click here!
What can I do?
If you or your child are seeing evidence of discrimination and bias in not only the students but also the staff, then you might have a case against your district for discrimination.
Download our free discrimination checklist to know what to look for, and call us at 618-277-1554 to discuss the specifics of your case with one of our lawyers for FREE!