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Atreverse a Ser Diferente

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Elementary, Human Rights, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Qué es prejuicio? ¿Por qué algunas personas juzgan otras por sus diferencias? ¿Cómo podemos hacer elecciones positivas que reflejen comprensión, aceptación y tolerancia? Los estudiantes aprenderan sobre estos asuntos y tendrán la oportunidad de “atreverse… More

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Desmond and the Very Mean Word

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

When a group of boys shout “a very mean word” at a young Desmond, he wants to hurt them back, rather than take the advice of his mentor, Father Trevor, and forgive them. “When you… More

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Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Sylvia Mendez and her family move to Westminster, California, and try to enroll in the neighborhood school, Sylvia’s parents are told “Your children have to go to the Mexican school.” The only reason given?… More

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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

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Race & Racism: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We don’t like to admit it, but we live in a racist society. We don’t like to talk about race and racism, sometimes because we’re afraid we’ll say the wrong thing, but meanwhile our society… 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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Kids Show How We All Should React to “Controversial” Cereal Commercial … and to Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

The hatred and criticism arising from the airing of Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” commercial during the Super Bowl and Olympic Games opening ceremony exemplifies just how much fear, xenophobia and racism still thrive in the… 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