Americans across the country report a rise in white nationalism and other bigoted extremism. Because schools are hubs of our communities, they have become battlegrounds for extremist organizing and recruitment sites for white nationalist groups targeting young people.
In this toolkit, we’ll share strategies to counter white nationalist organizing through sample scenarios that schools frequently encounter. Whether a student has been found passing out white nationalist flyers or buttons on school property, or more actively advocating for a “white pride” student group, the toolkit offers advice for parents, students, teachers, school administrators, and the wider community.
Everyone who engages in the life of a school is in a unique position to isolate and push back against the growing white nationalist movement and its hateful narratives. We can build schools where everyone feels valued, and where students grow to be engaged citizens of an inclusive democracy.