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Anti-Muslim

Anti-Muslim incidents numbered the fewest among the five categories reported by educators (6 percent) and those reported in the news. Altogether, we identified more than 200 anti-Muslim hate and bias incidents. The vast
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Antisemitism

Antisemitism was involved in 11 percent of the incidents reported by educators and 18 percent of those reported in the media. In our tracking of news reports, we noticed an uptick in antisemitic incidents toward the end
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Anti-Immigrant

Animus toward people perceived to be immigrants led to a significant amount of harassment in schools; about 18 percent of the incidents that educators reported were directed toward people seen as “foreign.” This category
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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Incidents based on sexual orientation or gender identity comprised 25 percent of those reported by educators but just 10 percent of those reported in the news media. Although we found a small number of incidents directed
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Race and Ethnicity

Racial bias—of all sorts—is the most common driver of incidents, making up 33 percent of the number reported by educators and 63 percent of those reported in the news media. Black students are the ones targeted in an
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Appendix

Survey Questions Where is your school or district located? Which of these best describes your work setting? Elementary school Middle/intermediate school High school Ungraded/Alternative school Comprehensive (K–12) school
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About This Report

When we reported on the impact of the Trump election on school climate in the fall of 2016, we hoped that its effect would fade with the start of a new school year. But the 2017–18 school year began in the shadow of
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It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

Although the problem is widespread, not every school is affected. About one-third of the educators reported witnessing no incidents in the fall of 2018. Some noted that school had been in session for only a few months,
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Politics is a Force Multiplier

In the 2016 Trump Effect reports, we reported that bullying had been politicized, with even young students latching on to political talking points and slogans as a way of isolating and intimidating others. This
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The Hierarchy of Hate in School

Whether looking at news media reports or reading educator stories, it’s clear that hate and bias are national, not regional, issues. We saw both media and educator reports from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., in 2018