Racism

February 17, 2018
To The Teacher:   In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched what became his final campaign. The Poor People’s Campaign was a multiracial campaign of poor people who advocated for economic…
February 7, 2018
Looking for engaging activities for Black History Month? Here's a selection of relevant Teachable Moment lessons. Most are appropriate for high school students, and in some cases middle school…
February 6, 2018
Black History Month was our excuse for asking our co-worker Daniel Coles, who is coordinating Morningside Center’s racial equity initiatives, to share some books he recommends to educators to raise…
January 28, 2018
Have you ever thought about how black families are represented in the news? Would it surprise you to find out that black families are treated differently across the board in the media? Researchers…
January 28, 2018
To the Teacher:   Feminism was Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017.  The dictionary’s definition of feminism is twofold: 1. “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of…
January 5, 2018
“We have to talk about race, and how the racism that permeates our society is manifesting in our schools.  Because we are both the front line and last line of defense for millions of children.”Watch…
August 21, 2017
  For the Teacher:   The violent rally organized by white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 was motivated in part by their opposition to removing white supremacist…
August 21, 2017
For the Teacher:   Before talking with students about the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 11–12, 2017, it may be helpful to review some of the history and background leading…
July 18, 2017
   To the Teacher The summer of 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which overturned laws banning interracial marriage in the United…
May 29, 2017
  To the teacher: In April and May 2017, after much debate, the city of New Orleans removed four prominent Confederate monuments that had stood as symbols of white supremacy in that city for 133…