publication . Article . 2009

King and King: Learning to Treat Others Royally Through Diversity Education

Dube', Danielle;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2009
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Of the hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2007, 16.6% were the result of a sexual orientation bias. In the wake of horrific hate crimes such as the shooting and death of Lawrence King earlier this year, killed because of his sexual orientation, and the murder of Matthew Shepard ten years ago, homophobia and its effects must be addressed. A proposed solution to the problem is mandatory diversity education in public schools, with no parental opt out.
free text keywords: homophobia, sexuality, education, law
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