Events surrounding Baltimore, Ferguson, and the “Black Lives Matter” movement illuminate the persistence of institutionalized racism as well as the unfortunate reoccurrence of police brutality in the United States.
These recent events have reinvigorated conversations about structural economic inequality, the school to prison pipeline, white privilege, the criminalization of people of color, the militarization of law enforcement and a constellation of other converging political and social problems that have emerged or persisted since the Civil Rights Movement.
REACT to FILM has developed a mini-unit of lesson plans to spotlight these issues and provide methods for how to teach them called, “Race Matters: Origins, Perspectives and and Strategies for the Current Charged Moment,” which educators across the country have lauded as a vital resource to help incubate dialogue, stimulate ideas and address students’ wide variety of feelings and questions.
The curriculum is designed to help teachers and administrators initiate meaningful conversations amongst students in order to foster a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of race relations in the twenty-first century.
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