Can You Relate?

Empathize with Richard


1. Now that you know a little more about Richard, why do you think he is starting to display bullying behavior at his new school? Can you relate to where he's coming from?

2. What about Richard's feelings and reasoning suggest he might be experiencing other roles in the bullying cycle?  

3. What about the overall school climate might make Richard feel like he doesn’t fit in? How do you think Richard feels being a racial minority in a mostly White school?

4. If you were a bystander to Richard's behavior at school, what would you do to help him become an upstander?

5. What structural or systemic changes need to happen in the school to make Richard feel more welcomed and have a sense of belonging?