Lauren Morgan, the group’s Program Director, said there’s been a definite “uptick” in reports of anti-Semitic and other hate speech in Indiana.

“We don’t want this to be the new normal,” Morgan said. “We don’t want people to feel empowered to say these things.”

“We can never really get to the point where we say, oh, it’s just kids, and it doesn’t matter,” Morgan said. “A kid should not have to go to school and be asked when they’re going to be deported. A kid should not go to school and have a swastika drawn on their paper. We should not have to tell kids to grow a thicker skin.”

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