bullying post 9/11

Since 9/11, the bullying of South Asian America, Muslim, and Sikh youth in schools has increased dramatically.  Here are some resources for families and students to build understandings about Sikhism, Islam, and tolerance with youth.

Waking in Oak Creek documentary by Not in Our Town (Lesson plan)

Bully documentary

Resources for Teachers
Teaching Against Islamophobia edited by J. Kincheloe, S. Steinberg, and C. Stonebanks
Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice edited by A. Malek (Lesson plan and free excerpts)
Educator Resources from the Sikh Coalition 
In the Face of Xenophobia: Lessons to address bullying of South Asian American youth from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
My Name is Bilal by A. Mobin-Uddin (picture book)
One Green Apple by E. Bunting (picture book)

Resources for Parents
Department of Justice bullying fact sheet in Punjabi

Informational Reports
"Go Home, Terrorist": A Report on Bullying Against Sikh American School Children by the Sikh Coalition
"Under Suspicion, Under Attack": Xenophobic Political Rhetoric and Hate Violence Against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab Communities in the United States by SAALT.

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