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Amra Sabic-El-Rayess on Resilience to Hate
June 10, 2022

Amra Sabic-El-Rayess (Associate Professor of Practice, Teachers College) writes in Education Week on how educators can build resilience to hate in a divided America.

Life is a book with many pages. But many children are told, by everything they see around them, that they aren’t a vital part of the world’s story. Some are victims of racism and hate. Others are refugees, seen as aliens in their new homes. Many suffer from economic deprivation. Whatever makes a child seem like an outsider, whether it is their sexuality, gender identity, neurodiversity, or physical disability, has the potential to rob them of the opportunity to be main characters in their own narrative.