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14 Children’s Picture Books Exploring Race and Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Studies show that children can learn racially-biased behaviors as young as three and learn to categorize people by race (non-verbally) at as young as six months. Yet we’re often reluctant to talk about race or… More

Sea Crítico

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Communication, Health, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes aprenden como usar el sistema C.R.I.T.I.C. para ayudarlos usar habilidades de pensar crítico a información que reciben de organizaciones, el gobierno o el media. Recomendado para grados 6 en adelante Duración: 30-45 minutos Averigüe… More

Race, Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to issues of race, racism, discrimination, and prejudice to help you teach and/or learn more about these global ethical issues. More

Privilege Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources to help you learn and/or teach about issues related to privilege (including white privilege). More

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Looking Beyond Gender Stereotypes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Not too long ago, a couple of essays appeared in Slate and New York Magazine castigating mothers of girls for complaining about the “pinkification” of girl stuff, citing it as an example of girl blaming…. More

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6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow… More

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Changing the “Single Story” About Africa(ns) … and Others

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 16, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Recently I read two books, each featuring a female protagonist. One was by a black woman from Barbados, the book filled with characters of color living “normal” lives. The other by a white man who… More

Racism Alphabet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 15, 2013 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Communication, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students explore examples of racism, consider perspectives about racism by writing a story, and discuss ways to eradicate racism in our society. Recommended for grades 8-12. Time: a few class periods More

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Beyond “Us and Them”: An Activity for Humane Educators, Activists and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Either you’re for us, or against us.” Numerous studies have shown that, to help us make sense of our world, humans tend to categorize things; being social animals we also want to belong, so we’re… More

Beyond “Us and Them”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 2, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Communication, High School, Humane Education, Lesson Plans/Activities, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

This activity encourages reflection on how each of us creates mental barriers between ourselves and those we see as “them” and how that lens can be a barrier to humane education or changemaking work; and… More