Google Analytics
 
Taking Action Against Racism

 

Home

Taking Action Against Racism
Media Group

Taking Action Against Racism
Higher Education Group

  • This information coming soon!

Media Links and Discussion

Racism in a bakery in New York

Dave Chappell - "Open Racism"

Dave Chappell on putting racist beliefs out in the open

Boondocks: Teacher Calls Student the "N" Word

Campus parties to mock black people on MLK Day at Tarleton State University in Texas

 

 

Overt Racism

Source: http://www.samibia.com/wp/?p=17
Source: http://www.samibia.com/wp/?p=17


Overt Racism: Intentional and/or obvious harmful attitudes or behaviors towards another minority individual or group because of the color of his/her skin.

Media Links and Discussion

Each of the following topics includes a link to a piece of media and discussion questions that can be used in discussion.

Racism in a bakery in New York

http://www.blackbottom.com/watch.php?v=uDvdMGxFpzw

Audience: high school, college and beyond

Discussion questions:

  1. Have you ever seen anything like this in your community? How did you respond?
  2. If you have never seen anything like this in your community, how did you respond when you saw this clip?
  3. Would you have spoken directly to the owner of the bakery?
  4. What would you have said if you would have?

 

Dave Chappell - "Open Racism"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU28Pv26nNQ&feature=PlayList&p=052B3A0EA350BFA3&index=27&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL

Audience: 10th graders and beyond

Discussion questions:

  1. What terms used stand out to you?
  2. How do you feel about these terms?

 

Dave Chappell on putting racist beliefs out in the open

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4WoAnty748

Audience: College students and adults

Discussion questions:

  1. What are covert and overt racist and prejudicial behaviors?
  2. What are the racial stereotypes we hold in our heads? What are the things we think but don’t say? 
  3. Do we act on these thoughts/beliefs?  How do you know? 
  4. What would happen if we respectfully discussed our thoughts on and questions about different ethnic groups in a multiethnic setting?  What would you ask?  What would you say? 

 

Boondocks - Teacher Calls Student the "N" Word

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dzLZrqMvCA

Audience: 9th graders and beyond

Discussion questions:

  1. Have you ever been belittled because of the color of your skin?
  2. Has someone from within your race ever called you the N word?
  3. What are the benefits of using the N word?
  4. What are the disadvantages?
  5. Has someone from outside of your race ever called you the N word?
  6. Have you ever been called an N word by your teacher/supervisor/etc?
  7. What was that experience like?
  8. How can you share your views about the N word?

 

Campus parties to mock black people on MLK Day at Tarleton State University in Texas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIX-UDkJHuo&feature=related

Audience: 9th graders and beyond

Discussion questions:

  1. What is the responsibility of the white students to respond to an incident like this?
  2. What should be the consequences of such an event?
  3. How should administration respond?