from this day onward to do my best to interrupt prejudice and stop those
who, because of hate,would hurt, harass or violate the civil rights of
anyone. I will try at all times to
be aware of my own biases against people who are different from myself.
will ask questions about cultures, religions, and races that I don't understand.
I will speak out against anyone who
mocks, seeks to intimidate or actually hurts someone of a different race,
religion, ethnic group or sexual orientation.I
will reach out to support those who are targets of harassment. I
will think about specific ways my school, other students and my community
can promote respect for people and create a prejudice-free zone.
I firmly believe that
one person can and must make a difference, and that no person can be an
"innocent by-stander" when it comes to opposing hate.
Irecognize that respect
for individual dignity, achieving equality and opposing anti-Semitism,
racism, ethnic bigotry, homophobia, or any other form of hatred is a non-negotiable
responsibility of all people.