Life African American
A Conversation About Growing Up Black
How to Raise A Black Son In America
After watching these two videos, discuss in your journal: What is different about growing up as a person of color opposed to growing up white? Can you relate to any of these points? What shocked you? What certain precautions do they have to take in order to survive?
Click the image to read about the "Employers' Replies to Racial Names" experiment. Journal: What effects might situations like this have on the everyday lives of black Americans?
Employer Replies To Racial Names
Adultification bias is the harmful tendency of society to perceive young black girls as less innocent, older, and more promiscuous than their white peers.
End Adultification Bias
Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias
Once finished, create a one pager over the topic of Adultification bias.
Racial Profiling In The News:
"person of color"
After reading through both articles, reflect in your Journal: When is using the term "people of color" okay? When should we select a different term to use? Why is this an important discussion to have?
black lives matter vs _____ lives matter
"Black Lives Matter" is an activist movement that fights against the violence and institutional racism against black people. Since its creation, there have been counter-movements such as "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter" ("Blue" being our nation's police officers). Complete the given resources below to learn why these counter movements are harmful and why we say "BLACK Lives Matter".
Create a one pager explaining BLM and it's conflicting phrases. Identify the issue with the counter-movements.