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Bryson Atud

Professor Shkorupa

EDU 280

1st March, 2017

Objective

To give the class a better understanding about racism. Discuss to the class the history of racism
and try to get feedback from the class about the subject.
Discuss to the class the meaning and the history of racism throughout time.
Discuss to the class about intent and impact words and how it relates to racism.

Material: PowerPoint presentation, video clip (via YouTube), and a handout about more information on
Racism.

Instruction:

Ask the class a question, Have anyone ever said anything hurtful to you? and have you ever
said anything hurtful to somebody else?
Lecture the class about the intent of words with the impact of words and how it relates to
racism.
State the objective State to the class your objective about what you are planning to teach
them.
Inform class that after presentation, I will be showing them about 3 different scenarios and get
class opinion if they feel the scenario is racist or not.
PowerPoint
o Slide 1 Intent and Impact
o Slide 2 Title screen (Title of presentation and my name)
o Slide 3 Presentation objective/Lesson plan
o Slide 4 & 5 - Picture of Tomi Lahren, discuss who she is and how she relates to the topic
o Slide 6 - Video: Tomi Lahren on the BET Awards
o Slide 7 Definition of Racism
o Slide 8 Different types of Racism
o Slide 9 History of Racial Discrimination
o Slide 10 Racial Segregation
o Slide 11-12 Black Lives Matter
o Slide 13-16 Class activity: Scenarios
o Slide 17 Quote from Bobby Seale

Closure: After discussing each scenario, discuss with the class that people have different views
on what racism means to them. The only way you can suggest a person being a racist is by
words. End presentation with a quote from Bobby Seale. Pass out handouts to class after
presentation.
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Outline:

Slide 1 Intent vs Impact

Ask the class this question, Have anyone ever said anything hurtful to you?, and also asked,
Have you ever said anything hurtful to someone else?
Explain to the class the purpose of intent and impact on how it affects communication.
Tell the class that intent and impact is very effective when it comes to talking about racism.

Slide 2 Title Screen

Introduce to the class that you will be teaching them about racism.
Explain how racism is the biggest issue that is still occurring today.

Slide 3 Presentation Objective/Lesson Plan

Explain to the class the objective of the lesson


Tell the class at the end of the presentation, I will display a few scenarios and discuss with the
class to determine if the situation displays any type of racism.

Slide 4-6 Tomi Lahren (video following after)

Introduce to the class who Tomi Lahren is.


o Tomi Lahren is a 24 year old woman who graduated from UNLV in 2014.
o She is a commentator on the show called The Blaze.
o A total republicans, she has been criticized for her racist remarks and was deemed the
White Power Barbie.
The sixth slide is a video of Tomi Lahren criticizing actor Jessie Williams on his speech at the
2016 BET Awards.
o After the video, get classroom feedback on what they think on Tomi Lahrens
comments. How did her words impact them? Was she providing an accurate point of
view or was her comment coming off as racist?
o Ask the class on their opinion about Jessie Williams speech as well.

Slide 7 What is Racism?

Discuss to the class the definition of racism.


Discuss how people become racist.

Slide 8 Different Types of Racism

Discuss eight of the different types of racism


o Colorblindness
Could also be known as white-washed.
o Racial Prejudice
Another name for this is stereotyping.
o Racial Discrimination
The most common form of racism.
o Reverse Racism
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Refers to discrimination against white, usually in the form of programs meant to


advance ethnic minorities such as affirmative action.
Affirmative action is the equal opportunity for all ethnic groups, women, and
other underrepresented groups.

Slide 9 History of Racial Discrimination

Discuss some of the moments of racial discrimination that happened throughout history.
o Slavery in the 1800s and how it ended in the 1860s. However, African Americans
struggled for rights throughout the years.
o The genocide of Jews by the German Nazis during World War II times.
It was widely believed that Adolf Hitler wanted to get rid of the Jews was
because he blamed them for all the evil in the world. This anti-Semitism belief
turned Hitlers hate toward Jews into an obsession.
o The beginning of the Civil Rights movement.
The movement began to end racial segregation.
Discussion of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.
o The Chicano Movement.
Discuss about the Chicano Blowout, a student protest where Mexican students
left school to protest for their rights in school. They demanded more Bilingual
Education, for teachers and administration to end prejudiced towards Mexican-
American students, and more curriculum and textbooks that displays
Mexican/Mexican-American contributions to US History.
o Korematsu v. United States.
Possibly the only most well-known discrimination towards Asian Americans.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 by the Japanese, an
executive order was placed to apprehend Japanese Americans despite their
citizenship.
o The Muslim Ban
Despite President Trumps claims that 109 people were detained, it was
reported that 746 people were actually detained during the first weekend of the
travel ban.

Slide 10 Racial Segregation

Discuss about racial segregation.


o Plessy v. Ferguson
Separate but Equal
This case began when a Louisiana shoemaker named Homer Plessy appealed to
the Louisiana state courts and the Supreme Court when he was detained by
private detectives at a railroad station.
In Louisiana, they passed a law (the Separate Car Act) that requires separate
railroads for both blacks and whites. Homer Plessy was half European/half
Black. He purchased a ticket for the whites train, but was forced to partake in
a test case. He was classified as a black man as was arrested for violating the
law.
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Plessy lost the case, with the separate but Equal decision turned against him.
This also caused the strong mandated segregation laws everywhere in the
United States.
o Jim Crow Laws
Laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States.
The phase Jim Crow came a song Jump Jim Crow (or Jump Jim Joes) that
was sung and danced in blackface by white performers.
These laws started in 1890 and were still enforced until 1965.
o Brown v. Board of Education
A 1954 Supreme Court Case against the Board of Education of Topeka to end
segregation in public schools
The court case helped overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson.
With a unanimous vote of 9-0, the decision stated that separate educational
facilities are inherently unequal.

Slide 11 & 12 Black Lives Matter

Discuss the history of the Black Lives Matter.


o Formed in 2013 by 3 women in response to the death of Trayvon Martin as well as a list
of other victims who were killed as a result of police brutality.
Michael Brown
Eric Garner
Akai Gurley
John Crawford III
Alton Sterling
Philando Castile
Tamer Rice (who possessed an airsoft gun)
Slide 12 contains an image of victims who were killed from police brutality. However, NOT ALL
victims were killed by a white police officer.

Slide 13-16 Class Activity: Scenarios

This is a class activity. Display on the screen 3 different types of scenarios and asked the class if
any of those scenarios displays unfair treatment based on race.
Get class feedback on why they believed each scenario either displays unequal treatment or
why it doesnt display unequal treatment.
Tell the class that in cases of racism, you cant tell whether the situation is an act of prejudice as
each situation may play out differently. It easy to tell through words, not through actions, and
each person has their own views on the situation.

Slide 17 End of Presentation. Quote by Bobby Seale

End the presentation with a quote by Bobby Seale.


Pass out handouts at the end of the presentation.
o The handouts gives out more information about racism and how to spot a racist.
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