A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Pledge
I pledge from this day onward to do my best to interrupt
prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate, would hurt, harass or violate the civil
rights of anyone. I will try at all times to be aware of my own biases against people who
are different from myself. I will ask questions about cultures, religions and races that I
don't understand. I will speak out against anyone who mocks, seeks to intimidate or
actually hurts someone of a different race, religion, ethnic group or sexual orientation.
I will reach out to support those who are targets of harassment. I will think about
specific ways my school, other students, and my community can promote respect for people
and create a prejudice-free zone. I firmly believe that one person can make a difference
and that no person can be an "innocent bystander" when it comes to opposing
By subscribing to this pledge, I recognize that respect for individual dignity, achieving
equality, and opposing anti-Semitism, racism, ethnic bigotry, homophobia, or any other
form of hatred is a non-negotiable responsibility of all people.