Report Hate-Based Incidents
How to Report Hate-Based Incidents That Occur at School.
- Document, document, document. Include details about who said what (or who did what),where it was said (or done), who was notified, and the response.
- If you are comfortable sharing about the incident, have your parent email InclusioNado so that we can keep a log of incidents, in case there is a need for a larger response in the future. We will only take action on your complaint with your expressed permission.
- If you are unsatisfied with the school’s response to the incident, these are your options:
a. File a Uniform Complaint Procedure with the San Diego County Office of Education.
b. File a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights. Their statute of limitations is 6 months for incidents!!! They will require details and records of all incidents.
c. Request legal assistance from the San Diego ACLU.
d. Hire your own attorney.Please know that by taking action for your own student, you are also working to protect other students’ right to a safe school environment in the future.
Power Resides in Numbers
Having polled over 200 students, families, and alumni, we at InclusioNado have found that racism and bigotry do exist in CUSD. The students who spoke at the march, the videos and stories posted on the Coronado Times, Sasha Hofisi’s video, and the data we have collected indicate that the issues that need to be addressed include:
- the prolific use of racial slurs
- the lack of discipline when slurs are used
- the Anglo-centric curriculum
- the lack of diversity among the teaching staff
- the lack of teacher training on bias and racism.