Out Of Their Comfort Zone: Partiers and Nerds and Jocks, Oh My

by
Abby Zimet

With
bullying in the news and school cafeterias still serving as Clique
Central, over a million kids in 5,000 schools across the country sat
down at lunch
with little-known fellow-travellers to "blur the social and racial
lines" - for small kids, before they're drawn, and for big ones, in
spite of them. Part of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance
project,
the annual Mix It Up Day is often used to kick off a day or year-long
project on doing right by each other. A small key step. More on Nebraska and Texas.

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