Different Ethnicities in Schools

Schools are diverse places. In this modern day, there are many different ethnicities in schools, but sadly this is not always a positive thing. Particularly when people are facing discrimination because of their ethnicity. What does discrimination in schools look like? What can parents do to help their children?

Sometimes our children face discrimination in schools, which breaks their parents’ hearts. 

It’s hard to see children dealing with the realities of the harsh world. 

So what can parents do? Do they have legal options? 

Discrimination and Different Ethnicities in Schools

Discrimination can happen, even in diverse environments. So no matter how many different ethnicities are in your child’s school, be sure to be on the lookout for common signs of discrimination.

These can include:

  • Grades not matching the effort put into work
  • Harsh discipline or frequent office referrals
  • Being singled out in school
  • Indifference to bullying
  • Not providing translations

For more information and a more detailed list, make sure to download our signs of discrimination checklist.

What does the Law say?

As organizations that accept federal money, schools must comply with all civil rights laws. Failing to respond to bullying is an indicator they are not doing so. 

This is a sign your school is violating your child’s civil rights. 

Schools must respond to bullying. Especially if the bullying is based on a child belonging to a protected class. Protected classes include:

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

If your child is being treated differently because of their ethnicity, then the school’s actions can be considered discrimination.

For more information on federal civil rights laws and bullying, click here.

Get a Free Consult

Each case is different. That is why we offer free consultations to potential clients. You can make an appointment to speak to one of our attorneys at no cost to you! 

We want to help you help your child, so please call us at 618-277-1554 to set up an appointment.

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