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4 Videos for Introducing Privilege

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in school, we never talked about privilege. I think the first time it was addressed in a class was my studies in humane education — after 2.5 bachelor’s degrees… More

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Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Arts, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Nearly not surviving his birth, and told he’ll likely not amount to much by his teacher, Gordon Parks defies the discriminatory path that has been laid before him and becomes a famous photographer (as well… More

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s 1958. And although Richard and Mildred Loving got married in a state in which interracial marriage is legal, in their home state of Virginia, it was not. So when they returned to Virginia, they… More

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Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 27, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values; and they help shape our worldview. With children’s books, we’re usually looking for a good… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Islamophobia

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The latest statistics from the FBI note that reported hate crimes have decreased from the previous year. But there are still a lot of hate crimes. And according to the Council on… More

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Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150 price or the fact that the limited-edition dolls sold out within the first hour. The main focus is… More

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Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders, for blaming immigrants, Islam as a whole, and more. When we are angry and terrified… More

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Unlearning “Indian” Stereotypes

by Rethinking Schools and Council on Interracial Books for Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 9, 2015 | Filed under Elementary, High School, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“…books and movies tell lies about Native people.” A group of children from several different Indian nations talks about their experiences as American Indians and expresses their anger, sadness and frustration about the stereotypes and… More

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Resources for Learning and Teaching About Privilege

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 2, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Privilege is not in and of itself bad; what matters is what we do with privilege.” ~ Bell Hooks Many of us have privilege. And some of us feel defensive about that,… More

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4 Video Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on October 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Talking about race, racism, and institutional oppression can be challenging, especially when many white people are feeling defensive, uncomfortable, and confused. Videos, including those using humor, can be a great tool for… More