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Racial Discrimination in Schools

Did you know that racial discrimination in schools is a problem many families still have to deal with? Sadly, families of color still need to be on the lookout for signs of discrimination in schools. That is why we at Cueto Law have compiled resources for families.

Racial discrimination in schools can be subtle, which is why we created this free checklist of signs of discrimination.

Click here to download our checklist for free!

Additionally, families should be aware that the first thing to be on the lookout for is students and staff creating a hostile learning environment for your child.

What are the signs of a hostile learning environment?

Most of our clients become aware of a hostile learning environment when their child complains of bullying that school officials do not respond to.

We at Cueto Law have seen cases of children being bullied not only by students but by school staff, creating an environment that encourages the bullies. 

It is unreasonable to expect your child to learn in these conditions, and if the bullying and discrimination are based on your child’s race, then it could be a violation of their civil rights.

What are my legal options?

Schools, as organizations that accept federal money, are legally obligated to comply with all federal civil rights laws. If your child is being bullied because of their race, and the school does not take reasonable actions to stop it, they’re violating your child’s civil rights.

Protected categories under civil rights laws are

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • National Origin

If any of the bullying is based on your child’s identity in any of these categories, you as a parent have every right to be concerned. 

To learn more about federal laws and bullying, click here!

Free Consultation

We at Cueto Law offer free consultations to all potential clients, and we don’t charge you anything unless we get you a financial settlement. 

If you are struggling with racial discrimination in schools, we want to talk to you about the specifics of your case. Please call us at 618-277-1554 to speak to one of our lawyers.

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