Racism

April 18, 2021

Students hear the story of one Asian American family, consider some key dates in the history of racism against Asian Americans, and learn about and discuss their own family history.

April 12, 2021

Our long-time colleague Liz Young shares stories about her own experience as an Asian-American woman in this 10-minute video.

March 18, 2021

Morningside Center extends our grave concern and deep support to the Asian-American community at this painful, terror-inducing time. 

March 4, 2021

In this two-part lesson, teachers and students explore the concept of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions as a way for nations and communities to begin dialogues and chart a path toward healing.

January 11, 2021

Students learn about the history of policing in African American communities and connect it to the controversy over how police treated insurrectionists at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

October 25, 2020

Students discuss recent cases of forced sterilization, explore the history of this horrific practice, then do some research of their own.

September 9, 2020

On one hand, as a white person, I know I have an opportunity and an obligation to interrupt. But I also have the trepidation of entering into something uncomfortable that I’m not entirely prepared for.

June 7, 2020

This activity has students listen to and reflect on the voices of those who are out in the street in the wake of George Floyd's murder by police. What brings them there? And what do students think and feel about it?

May 31, 2020

The police killing of George Floyd has ignited outrage, grief, and protest across the country. Here are some suggestions to give your students space to share their thoughts and feelings about these events.

January 5, 2020

Does "freedom of speech" extend to hate speech? Is countering hate a form of free speech? Students explore current controversies over free speech rights, including at schools and colleges.