Donald Trump: New Wave of Bullying in Schools

Donald Trump Has Unleashed a New Wave of Bullying in Schools

On November 7, The Nation reported on the surge in bullying among students of all ages in the United States ever since Donald Trump started his presidential campaign. PEG Founder Glenn Singleton was asked to comment on the Trump Effect, a phrase coined by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which found that the increase of bullying in schools had been influenced by the “uncivil political discourse” that took place during the election season. “Politicians are unusually important voices of authority in our social fabric at this time,” Glenn said in the story. “In schools, children are punished for the very transgressions which they see those seeking the nation’s highest office being rewarded.”

Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police

Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police

By West Resendes and Sarah Hinger—Aug. 31, 2021 As schools begin to reopen for the new school year, students like J.W. are dreading the return to hallways patrolled by police officers who are trained and ready to detain, handcuff, and arrest students. After being...

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

By Jessica Testa—Sept. 2, 2021 On the last Friday morning in August, the website for Harper’s Bazaar magazine led with an image of a Black model smiling widely in an Hermès gown, her hair in dreadlocks. Beneath that was a portrait of Lil Nas X and, just below it, an...