Educators from all grade levels and all parts of the country emphasize this point: You must speak up against every bigoted and prejudiced remark, every time it happens.
Every moment that bigotry goes unanswered is a moment that allows its roots to grow deeper and stronger. Bigotry left unanswered is bigotry tacitly approved. If you don’t speak up, you are saying, in your silence, that you condone it.
Here's how to stand up to bigotry in the moment: