Preventing Hate Harassment Behavior Part 2 Mission Statement: Students are at the heart of Oak Valley and meeting their needs is our first priority. Quick Write Warm Up How would you best describe or define hate behavior? And, what are the three different levels that we recognize? (5 min) What is Hate Behavior? The District and State of California define hate-motivated behavior as actions or statements that are hostile or threatening towards another person based on their: Race, ethnicity, national origin, or immigrant status Gender or sexual orientation Religious beliefs or cultural characteristics Age, disability or any other physical conditions What Are the 3 Different Levels of Hate Harassment and Hate Behavior? Level 1: Insensitive or Inappropriate Remarks and Behavior Level 2: Hate-Motivated Intimidation or Harassment Level 3: Hate Violence Level 1: Insensitive or Inappropriate Remarks and Behavior These acts do not threaten or are absent of hostility. Include demeaning or degrading statements or phrases between student who are not doing it to be harmful or hateful. Level 2: Hate-Motivated Intimidation or Harassment Actions, remarks or statements that create a negative or hostile learning environment but do not include physical harm or threat. Examples are name calling, racial slurs, demeaning jokes, physical or verbal harassment, offensive drawings or words used in graffiti, paintings or on clothing. Level 3: Hate Violence These include any actions that cause harm , attempting to cause harm or threatening to cause harm based on someone’s characteristics or status. It also included any threats of hostility that have historical significance such as burning crosses, swastikas, or images that threaten to cause harm. Racial slurs, name calling, and bigoted epithets along with a threat to cause harm are also considered Hate Violence. Apply our knowledge In the next few slides you will be given a set of scenarios and asked to identify behaviors that we would find offensive to the Falcon Way. Scenario A At break, you and your friends are talking. You remember a joke that you heard that makes fun of Asians. One of your friends happens to be Asian, and laughs along with everyone else when the joke ends. In fact, he decides to tell a joke about Asians himself. In groups of four, practice respectful listening and consider whether this is considered a Level 1 offense. (Remember not to interrupt the speaker.) Each person should be prepared to explain your thinking. Scenario A This is considered a Level 1 offense because the jokes were not meant to be “mean.” However, they are considered to be “insensitive or Consequences: inappropriate remarks” because the jokes were •Counseling verbalized, other people could • Detention have heard them, who could • Suspension be offended. • Police contact Scenario B While playing basketball during PE, John calls Danny “gay” because he missed a shot. The game continues, and again Danny misses a shot. This time John calls Danny a “homo.” The game wraps up and the students go into the locker room to change for their next class. Once again, John sees Danny and calls him “gay” for ruining the basketball game. At lunch, John is with his friends and they come upon Danny in the halls. This time, John calls Danny more negative names. John’s friends laugh and Danny moves on to his next class. The next day, at break, John sees Danny and goes over and calls him a “homo” again. With a partner, practice respectful listening and consider whether this is considered a Level 1 offense. (Remember not to interrupt the speaker.) Each person should be prepared to explain your thinking. Scenario B This is considered a Level 2 Offense because John was intending to “hurt” Danny by calling him these names. These names have no other type Consequences: of impact except that of being negative. Also, John did not stop • Suspension calling Danny these names and • Police contact continued to do so throughout the day. Thus, John created an environment that was hostile for Danny. Scenario C While in class, a group of three students were drawing swastikas on their notebooks and they left it for another student to see. The student who saw the drawings reported them to the teacher. The teacher sent the students to the office where all three students emphatically deny being racist in any way; and they say they were just drawing them without thinking. In groups of four, practice respectful listening and consider whether this is considered a Level 1 offense. (Remember not to interrupt the speaker.) How did you come to this decision? Scenario C A Level 3 offense is the most serious offense because it not only breaks school/district rules, but it is also against the law. In this offense, actions that Consequences: actually cause harm, attempt to cause harm or threaten to cause harm are present. • Suspension This ‘hate violence’ also includes any •Expulsion threats of hostility that have historical significance. • Police contact Racial slurs or name calling along with a threat to cause harm is considered ‘hate violence.’ Thinking Bigger: What is the purpose of having Hate Behavior Laws? How does it relate to our school’s mission statement? Mission Statement: Students are at the heart of Oak Valley and meeting their needs is our first priority. Your Responsibility What do I do if I am or I know someone who is a victim of Hate Motivated Behavior or Hate Harassment? Sometimes we can be tempted to retaliate!!! DON’T What should you do? 1. Report it immediately to a teacher, counselor or administrator. 2. Tell your harasser to stop. 3. Keep a written record of each incident (including names). Oak Valley PRIDE In the words of Black-Eyed Peas One Tribe, one time, one planet, one race It's all one blood, don't care about your face The color of your eye or the tone of your skin Don't care where ya are Don't care where ya been Cause where we gonna go Is where we wanna be The place where the little language is UNITY We stand TOGETHER against those who try to DIVIDE us. That’s the Falcon Way.
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