Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dealing With Discrimination

I was using Stumble Upon! by Firefox when I came upon an interesting documentary about a teacher who, after Martin Luther King was shot, took to teaching 3rd graders and correctional institute employees about discrimination. At first, it seems as though her method is harsh. But just keep watching. I think everyone should have to see this video series.

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  1. I learned about it in a teaching class years ago. I thought it really made the point! Although I have not used this - I have discussed it with students over the years. It always gets interesting conversation going!! I never say the original footage though!! Thank you!

  2. Sarah! Your welcome and I think more people, unfortunately, still need to wake up and change the way they look at others. I have a teenager in school and this just gets worse. It's not as bad as when I was in High School in California in the 80's though. We had segregated locker rooms all over campus. Thanks for posting your comment.

  3. I went to highschool in LA (1979) - it was still there - not as bad as the south though. I lived in a Southern state in the first half of the 70's. They had their own side of town!!! We were from New York - so it was so wrong to us. We just didn't understand!

  4. That is just so wrong. Recently I posted mistakenly to a forum that I thought was for one thing. I was posting a similar survey to the one I've done on this blog. They called me Chinaman, gook, told me they wished I were raped, that I should be digging for gold, etc. Very scary and disheartening. Needless to say I immediately removed myself from that forum and have not been back.



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