Racism

August 1, 2013
To the Teacher  On February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old African-American young man named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. That much people can agree on. What happened beyond those…
July 22, 2013
To the Teacher  "I think it's going to be important for all of us to do some soul-searching," said President Obama his remarks about the Trayvon Martin case on July 19, 2013.  "Trayvon Martin could…
November 10, 2009
To the Teacher: The student readings below explore the sensitive and controversial issues of race, interracial sex and interracial marriage. The first reading uses Louisiana Justice of the Peace…
October 22, 2008
To the Teacher: The language used at rallies with Senator McCain and Governor Palin has raised questions about stereotyping and racial bias in the 2008 presidential election. Discussion of this…
March 26, 2008
To the Teacher: It does not seem unreasonable to call Senator Barack Obama's March 18, 2008, address historic. In it he spoke in detail about race in America with a directness that is rare in the…
March 19, 2008
Objective: The objective of this lesson is to study Barack Obama's March 18, 2008, speech and to use it as a springboard to discuss race in the context of history and personal background; feelings…
October 3, 2007
To the Teacher: The controversy at Louisiana's Jena High School offers a teachable moment for students to examine America's racial issues. The student reading below presents an overview of the Jena…