Bill Would Require Schools Teach About Hate Symbols


Some NY state lawmakers want students to be required to learn about hate symbols.

A bill introduced by State Senator Todd Kaminsky of Long Island will require middle and high school students to learn about the meaning of swastikas, nooses and other symbols. It comes weeks after several swastikas were drawn at an Oyster Bay park, and stickers from an alleged white supremacy group were placed on and near the building housing Troy city hall offices.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas thinks education on the hurtfulness of the symbols will lower the number of hate acts.

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