What are the mechanisms that Whites utilize that prevent them from being open to considering underlying motivations of their behaviors? Failure to acknowledge the invisible Whiteness of being, the myth of meritocracy, and the associated privileges that come from White superiority play a significant role in preventing the establishment of empathic connections with people of color.
The #BlackLivesMatter movement challenges the ongoing murders of African Americans by the police and the long history of institutionalized racism. This resource collection was originally published in August of 2014, after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
From the Anti-Defamation League. Includes learning objectives, material, and more.
The Voting Rights Act Today
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, professor of history at Georgetown University, tweeted with the hashtag #FergusonSyllabus, and thus began a movement where people offered suggestions of readings and films intended for teachers to use in the classroom. Read more about the #syllabus movement.
After #FergusonSyllabus came #BaltimoreSyllabus, and after that came #CharlestonSyllabus. Find links to the Twitter and other resources to the left.