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Local 4th-graders learn lesson on inclusion and kindness

Local fourth grade students are committing random acts of kindness.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017 4:29 PM
Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 3:35 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Local fourth grade students are committing random acts of kindness.

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Earhart Elementary teacher Joe Kimerer is teaming up with the Purdue Division of Diversity and Inclusion. His students are learning about racism. Kimerer decided to teach about inclusion by doing something nice for strangers. On Tuesday, the students handed candy out to Purdue students and staff at the Memorial Union.

Student Kylar Hayden thinks you should be nice to everyone, no matter their skin color.

"Some people are white. Some people are black. It doesn't really matter what color you are. You should just be happy who you are. It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside. It just matters on the inside," Hayden said.

Student Becky Loveless said a simple act of kindness can make someone's day.

"When people have been working hard and they're stressed out, we give candy to them to make them feel better," Loveless said.

The students also had a banner for people to sign. The banner read: Laundry is the Only Thing that Should Be Separated by Color.

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