Rainbow Zebra N.F.P.C.

One Person Can Change The World.

R.Z. Says

 
I know! That just because there are lions and tigers in the forest doesn't mean I have to live in fear of them. As long as they are not next to me I have nothing to fear. I can run away from their teeth and claws until I find a safe pasture to graze in. Every animal needs a safe pasture!

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RESOLUTION OF RESPECT

By signing this Resolution of Respect you are taking personal responsibility for standing up against all forms of prejudice and discrimination and committing yourself to creating a world that is a Community of Respect™.

I pledge from this day forward to do my best to combat prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate or ignorance, would hurt anyone or violate their civil rights. I will try at all times to be aware of my own biases and seek to gain understanding of those who I perceive as being different from myself. I will speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination. I will reach out to support those who are targets of hate. I will think about specific ways my community members can promote respect for people and create a prejudice-free zone. I firmly believe that one person can make a difference and that no person can be an "innocent" bystander when it comes to opposing hate. I recognize that respecting individual dignity, achieving equality and promoting inter-group harmony are the responsibilities of all people. By signing this pledge, I commit myself to creating a community that is a Community of Respect™.

 

 

I will do my part to build a Community of Respect

  Jed D Fisher
 

My personal Goal Was one hundred signatures

Congratulations Megan Gould  for being the 100th Person to sign my written petition. There were many more on face book that signed the pledge as well. At first I believed that one person can change the world. Now I know one person can change the world.

 

 

Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.

In the aftermath of several tragic suicides by young people who were bullied or cyberbullied, ADL is taking a leadership role in working to combat online bullying by raising awareness through workshops, programs and advocacy.

 

 

Down Load The No Place For Hate resource Guide Here. This resource guide is full of great ideas that anyone, regardless of age can do to. Kids can use this guide to educate adults. Employers can use this guide for diversity training at work-Churches can use this guide

Hate Crimes in the US

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov. 22, 2010 - Today, the FBI released 2009 statistics which indicated that 6,604 criminal incidents involving 7,789 offenses were reported as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability. Hate Crime Statistics, 2009, published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, includes data from hate crime reports submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

Hate Crime Statistics, 2009, includes the following information:

* Of the 6,598 single-bias incidents, 48.5 percent were motivated by a racial bias, 19.7 percent were motivated by a religious bias, 18.5 percent were motivated by a sexual-orientation bias, and 11.8 percent were motivated by an ethnicity/national origin bias. Bias against a disability accounted for 1.5 percent of single-bias incidents.

* There were 4,793 hate crime offenses classified as crimes against persons in 2009. Intimidation accounted for 45.0 percent of crimes against persons, simple assaults for 35.3 percent, and aggravated assaults for 19.1 percent. Other offenses, including nine forcible rapes and eight murders, accounted for the remainder.

* There were 2,970 hate crime offenses classified as crimes against property; most of these (83.0 percent) were acts of destruction/damage/vandalism. The remaining 17.0 percent of crimes against property consisted of robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and other offenses.

* An analysis of data for single-bias hate crime incident victims revealed that 48.8 percent were targeted because of the offender’s bias against a race, 18.9 percent because of a bias against a religious belief, 17.8 percent because of a sexual orientation bias, 13.3 percent because of an ethnicity/national origin bias, and 1.2 percent because of a disability bias.

* Of the 6,225 known offenders, 62.4 percent were white, 18.5 percent were black, 7.3 percent were groups made up of individuals of various races (multiple races, group), 1.0 percent were American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0.7 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander. The race was unknown for the remaining known offenders.

* The largest percentage (31.3 percent) of hate crime incidents occurred in or near homes. In addition, 17.2 percent took place on highways, roads, alleys, or streets; 11.4 percent happened at schools or colleges; 6.1 percent in parking lots or garages; and 4.3 percent in churches, synagogues, or temples. The remaining 29.7 percent of hate crime incidents took place at other specified locations, multiple locations, or other/unknown

"Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program 2009

 

In the nearly twenty years since the 1990 enactment of the Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA), the number of hate crimes reported has consistently ranged around 7,500 or more annually — that's nearly one every hour of every day.
Source: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • There were 7,783 hate crime incidents reported in 2008 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.
  • Of the 7,783 incidents:
    • 51.3% were motivated by a racial bias
    • 17.9% were motivated by a religious bias
    • 17.6% were motivated by a sexual orientation bias
    • 12.7% were motivated by an ethnicity/national origin bias
    • 1% involved a bias against a disability

      "Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program,Hate Crime Statistics 2008"

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