Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has
recorded a video condemning bullying.
In the 2-minute video, Clinton says
diversity is key to a strong community.
“When I travel the world, I try to
meet with people to talk about what's happening in their communities
and countries. And one of the things I see wherever I go is that
communities that foster tolerance and accept diversity tend to be
more prosperous, successful, and just plain better places to live.
Strong societies draw strength from the talents of women, people with
disabilities, religious minorities, LGBT people and those of diverse
racial and ethnic backgrounds. That's just as true in the United
States as it is everywhere else.”
“Today, across North America,
students and teachers are coming together to take a stand against
bullying. Building communities of tolerance is something every
person can contribute to – in your school, in your workplace, where
you worship, and in the streets of your town.”
“If you see someone being bullied –
“If you're being bullied – reach
out. To a teacher, to a hotline, to a friend. Know that you are not
alone. Help is available. We all want you to hang in there.”
“And if you are bullying someone else
– take a hard look at your actions and the pain you cause.
Whether it's physical, emotional, or social – bullying is wrong.”
“We can all contribute to more
tolerant, supportive environments and to stamping out bullying
wherever it happens.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of
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