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  • STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: $1,000 for 1000 PRIZE-WINNING WORDS THE WORLD AGAINST RACISM FOUNDATION (WARF)
    WANTS YOUR IDEAS!
    “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor
    but the silence of the bystander.”
    ———Elie Wiesel

    Stop being a bystander!

    Give us your thoughts about how in our everyday lives—at home, in school, at work, and in society—we can fight racism and promote tolerance.

    We want essays of approximately 1,000 words. One essay will be chosen as the winner of WARF’s Students Against Racism Prize, and awarded $1,000 dollars to be applied toward tuition or other educational expenses. 10 Runner-ups will each be awarded $100 cash each.

    You can write an essay developing a single idea or multiple ideas. You essay should be clearly written, but what we are looking for is not literary skill but creativity and practicality.

    Before you begin, consult our website — https://www.endracism.org and http://blog.endracism.org — to see how we define “racism.” It is not limited to skin color, but extends to many other forms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Contestants must be residents of the United States, and not living in a state or jurisdiction that prohibits participation in this prize competition.

    The deadline for submitting your essay to essays@endracism.org is 12/31/10. The Prize Winner will be announced on the celebration of Reverend Martin Luther King’s birthday: 1/17/11.

    The winning essay will be posted on our web site!

    *The submitting user grants WARF the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

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