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www.tolerance.org

What: This site, created by the Southern Poverty Law Center, takes blatant hatred head on, while also exposing more subtle forms of prejudice.

BEST POINTS: You will find, in equal parts, in-depth information and practical tools - including 101 ways to advocate tolerance in the home, classroom, or workplace.

Take a virtual tour of well-known hate sites with "pop-up" truth balloons and find out about your own hidden biases through several new psychological tests. Read about how popular American legacies promote discrimination and review the latest news about intolerance, including inspiring stories about people trying to make a difference. There's also an audiovisual re-creation of the Civil Rights Memorial in honor of civil rights martyrs.

What YOU NEED TO KNOW: In addition, there are pages and links on the site designed specifically for teachers, parents, and kids.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a national organization based in Montgomery, Ala., that publishes Teaching Tolerance magazine and other educational materials. It also tracks hate crimes.

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