Race is a social construct; a false narrative; a social invention to advantage one group and to disadvantage another. Genetically and biologically, there is very little difference between so called races of people, yet the biological myth of race is used to categorize and classify people. These resources help students understand the sociological and biological construct of race.
|Video||Somewhere in America||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||My Blood is Beautiful||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||Kevin, 2017 Poetic Address||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||In this Shade (Colorism)||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||Ambiguous about my Racial Indemnity||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||Mass Graves||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||Curanderismo||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||Wolfchild||Introduction: Young people-poetry||Race Discussion|
|Video||Matter of Race||Introduction to the topic of race from varying points of view.||Race Discussion|
|Video||Race and Ethnicity||Race and Ethnicity||Race Discussion|
|Video||Demographic structure of society – race and ethnicity||Video from Khan Academy||Race Discussion|
|Lesson||Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation||A six-session discussion guide to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change.||Race Discussion|
|Lesson||Dialogue for Affinity Groups||A supplemental guide intended to give people with similar racial or ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to talk with each other about issues of racism in sessions preceding and following the regular diverse dialogue sessions of a community-wide study circle program. These optional discussions are designed to be used with Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation.||Race Discussion|
|Lesson||Impact of skin color||Activity to explore the impact of skin color||Race Discussion|
|Lesson||A Class Divided||Students will deepen their understanding of privilege and assess where they stand in relation to privileges granted to white-skinned people in a racist society||Race Discussion|
|Video||Skin Color is an Illusion||Anthropologist view of skin color||Race Discussion|
|Video||The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color||By cataloging every conceivable human skin tone, Angélica Dass illustrates that skin color and race are more complex than they might appear at first glance.||Race Discussion|
|Lesson||The Biology of Skin Color||Penn State University anthropologist Dr. Nina Jablonski walks us through the evidence that the different shades of skin color among human populations arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world. Also available in Spanish.||Race Discussion|
|Lesson||RACE: A Teacher’s Guide for Middle and High School ||This teacher’s guide serves as a teaching tool to assist educators in addressing race and human variation in the classroom. The guide meets national and select state standards for science and social studies and teachers may use the various lesson plans to develop a module on race and human variation for biology, social studies or social science classes. ||Race Discussion|
|Video||Afro Latinos||Afro Latinos speak about race and ethnicity||Race Discussion|
|Reading||What Is Racism: A Definition and Examples||What Is Racism: A Definition and Examples||Race Discussion|
|Video||Race - The Power of an Illusion||Episode 1- The Difference Between Us examines the contemporary science - including genetics - that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits. |
Episode 2- The Story We Tell uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as "natural."
Episode 3- The House We Live In asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions "make" race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.
By asking, What is this thing called 'race'?, a question so basic it is rarely asked, Race - The Power of an Illusion helps set the terms that any further discussion of race must first take into account. Ideal for human biology, anthropology, sociology, American history, American studies, and cultural studies.
|Reading||Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race||Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race||Race Discussion|
|Reading||Why You Should Avoid Using Racist Language||Why You Should Avoid Using Racist Language||Race Discussion|
|Reading||Understanding Racial Prejudice||Understanding Racial Prejudice||Race Discussion|
|Reading||Depression Is Serious Effect of Racism on Children and Youth||Depression Is Serious Effect of Racism on Children and Youth||Race Discussion|
|Reading||Why Interracial Friendships Are Rare Among Both Children and Adults||Why Interracial Friendships Are Rare Among Both Children and Adults||Race Discussion|
|Reading||Examples of Subtle Racism and the Problems It Poses||Examples of Subtle Racism and the Problems It Poses||Race Discussion|
|Reading||The Effects of Colorism||The Effects of Colorism||Race Discussion|