Stop The Hate 2016: Students Speak Out

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Each year in the Stop the Hate Essay contest, high school juniors and seniors throughout northeast Ohio shine a light on intolerance and then step into that light to resist prejudice and bigotry. This morning, we'll meet some of the with the finalists, hear them read excerpts of their essays, and discuss their experiences and the actions they're compelled to take. An Indian-American student is asked by her classmates: "Why are you here" in this country? A young woman who loves math and science fights an adult mindset that channels boys, not girls, into those areas. And a black student faces fastballs, and racial epithets, on the diamond. Later in the hour, thoughts on Harriet Tubman, soon to grace the $20 bill.


-Joe Cimperman, Board Member, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and President, Global Cleveland

-Nupur Goel, Grand Prize winner, 11th Grade, Gilmour Academy

-Isabel Sands, 11th Grade, Orange High School  

-Elijah Bugg, Finalist, 12th Grade, Oberlin High School

-Christian Borkey, 1st Runner-Up, 12th Grade, Gilmour Academy

-Vishnu Nistala, 2nd Runner-Up, 12th Grade, Mentor High School

-Nya Hardaway, 12th Grade, Shaker Heights High School

-Alexandra Wainwright, 12th Grade, Firestone High School

-Zack Williams, Associate Professor of African American History, University of Akron

-Heather Clayton Terry, Associate Director of Women in Science & Engineering, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Case Western Reserve University

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