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Materials for Teaching about Race and Ethnicity

by Jennifer Lerner
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Materials on historical, sociological, and legal issues regarding race and ethnicity.

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Teaching about Biases Against Immigration

Added 10/08/2006
Good idea for a simple exercise to begin discussion about xenophobia/anti-immigrant bias throughout American history.

Whites in the Land of the Blues: Ethnicity, Race and Class in the Mississippi Delta

Added 10/08/2006
Rich site, although apparently not fully developed yet, on race in the Mississippi delta. Includes detailed text, photoessays, streaming video documentaries, and transcripts. Looks in particular at how white people dealt with the changing racial climate. Also includes class issues, and focuses on interactions across multiple racial groups, not just black/white.

Understanding Prejudice

Added 10/09/2006
Can assign interactive quizzes on prejudice issues as student homework assignments. Other elements of site might also be useful for student assignments.

Exploring Constitutional Law

Added 10/07/2006
Site on constitutional issues with brief summaries of the issues and slightly longer summaries of relevant cases on a variety of key issues, including several related to race (separate but equal education, affirmative action, equal protection cases, racial discrimination cases, etc.). Introductory students might find some of the legal stuff hard to handle, but with proper instructor framing, could be useful.

Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America

Added 10/07/2006
Very attractive, easy to navigate, comprehensive site on Asian Americans (stereotypes about Asian Americans, Asian American history, current Asian American issues, news links, statistics, etc.). Great resource for diversity unit, race studies, etc.

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Added 10/07/2006
Companion website to film by the same title. Six interesting interactive modules on social construction of race, complexity of human diversity, and consequences of our ideas about race.

Implicit Association Tests

Added 10/07/2006
Harvard's Implicit Association Tests site, including information about how the tests work as well as the ability to take the test by computer and get results on one's own implicit assumptions. Includes tests on a variety of social dimensions (race, sexual orientation, gender, weight, etc.).

Fight hate and promote tolerance

Added 10/07/2006, project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Includes articles on current topics in race, class, and other forms of diversity, action items, and reports on hate activities at college campuses and elsewhere.

Eugenics Archive

Added 10/07/2006
Virtual exhibit on the eugenics movement (philosophy, activities, Buck vs. Bell case, etc.).

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

Added 10/07/2006
Snazzy site with brief pieces of text, as well as photos and audio, about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Multicultural Pavilion

Added 10/07/2006
Gorski's site on multicultural education. Variety of materials including articles, quotes about multiculturalism, materials for teachers, speeches, reviews of films on multicultural issues, handouts to use, etc.

Pollution Information by Zip Code

Added 07/29/2008
Tool to point students to for research on environmental racism.
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