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You might even Be A Star On TV

Have you heard the one about….?  
Ethnic jokes and other insensitive comments can be hurtful and offensive
to more than just the target.  
The joke you tell could hurt YOU!  And
everyone around you!

This essay contest reflects on the concepts of tolerance, equality, and
respect for all people, as viewed by the founders of our country.  
It stresses civic harmony over violence, equality over prejudice... To
participate, students (grade 7-8) should write about the significance of
the contest theme - respect for our diversity in race, religion, national
origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation - by thinking about the issues
of bigotry and prejudice, and how such issues have (or have not) been
addressed in recent years.  

We ask you to write about the meaning of a specific quote by George
Washington in 1790.... And how what he said then relates to our society
today.  As an alternative, you may select a quote attributed to another
American president or a local community leader.  You may also use an
event in your life or an event in history.  Tell us why you chose the quote
or event you selected, and its relevance to the issues of bigotry or

At B'nai B'rith International (BBI), we encourage responsibility and mutual
respect for the differences in all people.  If we accept the premise that all
people are special, we're better able to accept the individual differences
in each individual.

We could all learn a lot from a box of crayons… Some are sharp,
some are dull,
some have weird names, and they're all different
 But they learned to live together peacefully in the same
box.  Let's all hope that we humans can somehow learn to live
together peacefully on the same planet.

This video talks about three important values - patriotism, love, and
respect - that many people seem to have pushed aside as less important
than other issues in their lives.  As a suggestion, you might use this as a
springboard to help you begin writing your contest entry.

Please follow
ALL the rules and mail your entry on (or before) Friday
November 16, 2018.  Good luck!  You could be our next prize winner.

Another volunteer community service project brought to you by
B'nai B'rith International.

Enlighten America is jointly sponsored by:
We thank them for their generosity and support.

If other businesses and / or individuals recognize the goodness
within this contest, additional sponsorships are welcome and most


Writing Skills
As you make plans for your future, remember
that your contest entry could be a valuable
point to include as part of your resume.
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