Please complete the following PRIOR to our class session on October 3:
READ the assigned articles (linked below)
2. Blackboard Journal #4
Go to Blackboard to the Journal link and post to the 'Anti-Black Racism' journal.
3. Prepare for Quiz (RAT#5)
The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the assigned readings and video.
In this session we explore racism and white privilege. We discuss the impact of color blindness on systemic racism and explore the process that marginalized individuals go through when they experience microaggressions.
Read the following guide to learn about the history of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States:
This guide is available in a number of Asian languages. Go to the following website to find it in another language:
Activity: Watch videos from the Whiteness Project:
1. Begin with Connor’s video. After you watch, reflect on the following questions:
2. Next, watch the videos featuring Sarah, Leilani and Makenna. After you watch, reflect on the following questions:
3. Finally, reflect on this overarching question: How can talking about whiteness help deconstruct “the power of normal” discussed in “What is White Privilege, Really?” If the people in these videos had discussed their whiteness from a young age, consider how their responses might have changed.
4. Take a moment to reflect. Free write for a few minutes about your own experience with whiteness and white privilege, and how that can inform the ways educators can handle topics of race in the classroom.