This research brief examines bias-motivated harassment and school safety for students of color and students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The results show that harassment and bullying of both kinds are often experienced by students of color and LGBT students; those who experience both kinds of harassment are particularly at risk.

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A national study of high school students from GLSEN found that there are significant differences in reports of harassment at school for students from different racial groups (Kosciw , Diaz, & Greytak, 2008). Multiracial students reported the highest levels of victimization at school related to their racial identity , while white students reported the lowest levels. In addition, African-American or Black students reported lower levels of victimization related to their sexual orientation than other students.