Racism

April 15, 2019

A Courtside Confrontation and Its Aftermath

This is Part 1 of a two-part lesson that has students consider a confrontation between NBA player Russell Westbrook and a white fan and the public discussion that ensued about racism in the NBA and society at large. Part two of the lesson has students...

April 15, 2019

An Essay about White Privilege

This is Part 2 of a lesson that has students consider a confrontation between Russell Westbrook (a Black NBA player) and a white fan, its aftermath, and the public discussion that ensued about racism in the NBA and society at large. This lesson, part two of the series...

April 24, 2018

Students view and discuss the viral video of two black men being handcuffed and walked out of a Philadelphia Starbucks by six police officers in April 2018. Students consider the accounts of eyewitnesses, as well as an account by the two men who were arrested, and discuss what "racial profiling"...

February 17, 2018

Fifty years after Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign,  a coalition of multiracial groups has announced that it is launching a new Poor People’s Campaign aimed at addressing divisions in the United States, from racism to economic and gender inequality. In the this lesson, students learn...

February 7, 2018

Collected lessons for teaching Black History Month, primarily for high school and middle school.

February 6, 2018

Black History Month was our excuse for asking our co-worker Daniel Coles, who is coordinating Morningside Center’s racial equity initiatives, to share some books he recommends to educators to raise our awareness on issues related to race.  Behold the list below, in alphabetical order by author!   

January 28, 2018

A new study documents that the news media presents a distorted picture of blacks and black families. In this activity, students explore the issue with a quiz, reading, and discussion. 

January 28, 2018

Students learn about the term "intersectionality," and consider what role it played in the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches.

January 5, 2018

We have to talk about race, and how the racism that permeates our society is manifesting in our schools.

August 21, 2017

Following the violent rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, this activity has students read, consider and discuss quotes about the presence of white supremacist symbols across our country, what the symbols represent, and what we should do about them.