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August 21, 2013

Kerry Kennedy: Changing school culture can end bullying

When a wave of immigrant families settled in Bucyrus, Ohio, the schools faced a clash of cultures. Some 96 percent of the city’s 12,000 residents identify as white. In one classroom, a teacher instructed the class that Mexican immigrants were to blame for drug trafficking in the United States. After those comments, a Mexican-American fifth-grader was targeted with racial slurs, harassed and then suspended for misconduct.

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