Common - Black America Again ft. Stevie Wonder. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Objectives: Activities will help students: Explain how music evokes feelings and emotion.Understand relationships between music and culture.Analyze song lyrics to critically examine themes and messages.Consider the effectiveness of music to communicate ideas.Use music to express a personal viewpoint or message about a tolerance-related issue that’s important to them.
Essential Questions: What can we learn from music? What is the role of music in society? In fact, music can create powerful connections between people, help us learn about different cultures, shatter stereotypes, question social injustices and inspire us to create “the world as it should be.” Professional Development Song lyrics can be the living textbook for students to learn about moments and events that have shaped American history and culture. Glossary lyric |ˈlirik| (adjective) The words that are part of a song. metaphor |ˈmetəˌfôr; -fər| (noun) Comparing two unrelated things without using “like” or “as.” Early Grades (3-5) Being 12: 'People Think I'm Supposed to Talk Ghetto, Whatever That Is.' Racism is a 'big problem' to more Americans, poll finds.
Alex Sproul reads about it in his Facebook feed.
Sheryl Sims senses it when she walks down the street. They are three Americans from three different demographic groups living in three different states. And they believe the same thing: Racism is a big problem. Their voices are just a few in a country of more than 322 million people. But they are far from alone. In a new nationwide poll conducted by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly half of Americans -- 49% -- say racism is "a big problem" in society today. The figure marks a significant shift from four years ago, when over a quarter described racism that way. Is racism on the rise in the United States? Go ahead, admit you're a racist There's not a one-size-fits-all explanation for the shift. But this much is clear: Across the board, in every demographic group surveyed, there are increasing percentages of people who say racism is a big problem -- and majorities say that racial tensions are on the rise.
RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Sorting People. The Brutality of a Country. I Am NOT A Label.
A Conversation on Race. Assignments. Mary's Text Set - 2016.02.15. Human Variation. History of the Civil Rights Movement. Hate Map. The Changing Face of America. What is it about the faces on these pages that we find so intriguing?
Is it simply that their features disrupt our expectations, that we’re not used to seeing those eyes with that hair, that nose above those lips? Our responses can range from the armchair anthropologist’s benign desire to unravel ancestries and find common ground to active revulsion at group boundaries being violated or, in the language of racist days past, “watered down.” Out in the world, the more curious (or less polite) among us might approach, asking, “Where are you from?” Or “What are you?” We look and wonder because what we see—and our curiosity—speaks volumes about our country’s past, its present, and the promise and peril of its future. The U.S. The Census Bureau is aware that its racial categories are flawed instruments, disavowing any intention “to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically.” Sandra Williams, 46, grew up at a time when the nation still turned on a black-white axis. For Kids.
21 Things You Can't Do While Black. iStock Update: On October 17, 2014, Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Jordan Davis.
Update: On February 15, 2014, the judge in the murder trial of Michael Dunn declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count after the jury could not come to a decision. The jury reached verdicts for the other charges Dunn faced, and he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of throwing a deadly missile. Prosecutor Angela Corey said that she will retry Dunn for first-degree murder in Jordan Davis' death. Florida's second sensational, race-tinged murder trial in less than a year is underway. Charged with first-degree murder, Dunn is pleading self-defense.* He contends that he argued with the teens (over what a witness says he called their "thug music") and fired on them after he claims he saw Davis brandish a shotgun. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.