Racism

May 29, 2017
  To the teacher: In April and May 2017, after much debate, the city of New Orleans removed four prominent Confederate monuments that had stood as symbols of white supremacy in that city for 133…
May 25, 2017
To the Teacher: Can we abolish prisons? In recent years, many reformers, politicians, prison wardens, and criminal justice theorists have come to the conclusion that our prison system is…
October 10, 2016
BLM Lesson Series 3: What Is Black Lives Matter Working Towards?   To the Teacher:  The lesson below is the third in a 3-lesson series in which we take a close look at the Black Lives Matter…
May 1, 2016
To the teacher:   The idea of "reparations" has gained new prominence on the political scene over the past two years, even becoming a topic in the 2016 presidential primaries.   Reparations, in…
February 27, 2016
To the Teacher: Early this year a state of emergency was declared for the city of Flint, Michigan, because of alarmingly high levels of lead in the city's water. Currently, more than 100,000 people…
February 5, 2016
Last week Morningside Center's staff developers came together for a day-long workshop on how to help teachers and young people explore issues of culture, identity, and bias. The group had many…
November 15, 2015
  Read students this quote from Payton Head, president of the Student Association at the University of Missouri, Columbia: "I really just want to know why my simple existence is such a threat to…
January 16, 2015
Learning Objectives Students will read the 15th Amendment and explain why there was still a need to fight for voting rights in 1965 analyze a primary source document to learn how African Americans…
December 6, 2013
To the Teacher:  Is the practice known as "stop and frisk" a legitimate tool of law enforcement, or does it result in a form of racial profiling in which people of color are considered suspicious…
August 16, 2013
  Learning Objectives Students will learn about the "Stop and Frisk" policy, including background information and important data on the policy and practice in NYC. Students will form their own…