Posted on January 25, 2022

New Mexico Opens Hotline for Reporting Racism and Bullying in Schools

Las Cruces Sun News, January 19, 2022

A new hotline has been finalized, meant for students, family and community members to report instances of racism and racially-based bullying in school settings.

The Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline — 1-505-226-3911 — went live on Monday. {snip}

The hotline was established as part of House Bill 43, the Black Education Act, which passed in the 2021 legislative session. However, the hotline is intended for racism, injustice or discrimination against anyone — not just Black students.


The legislation, which took effect July 1, also requires:

  • Anti-racism policies in every district and state-chartered school;
  • Anti-racism training annually for all school staff;
  • An annual report to the governor and legislature on progress.