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Report: Homophobic Remarks Prevalent Among N.C. High-Schoolers

Posted April 26, 2006

— Local high-school students hear their fair share of abusive language, according to a

report

released Wednesday by a statewide partnership that aims to eliminate harassment and discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation in schools.

  • Report:

    Homophobic Language, Verbal Harassment In N.C. High Schools

  • On The Web:

    Safe Schools North Carolina

    Safe Schools North Carolina

    surveyed students at six high schools in Durham, Wake and Orange counties to assess the degree to which verbal harassment and homophobic language were present.

    Nearly 70 percent of students reported hearing homophobic remarks in school with the most common places for such language in hallways and cafeterias.

    Non-harassment policies did appear to make a difference.

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