Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anti-Discrimination Policies To Create Safe Environments

In 2008 policies were established in New York to allow transgender kids in juvenile jail to be allowed to dress and call themselves whatever they want. This may not seem like an event of major significance, but I believe that it may actually be a big step in reducing bullying and violence against a vulnerable group in institutionalized settings. It is a gesture that shows social respect to a group that is open to ridicule. Other states are following suit. I hope that these policies are established nationwide. I believe them to be fairly simple to implement since they're off the emotional political radar, but of benefit to many silent victims of bullying behavior.

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