Introduction

In this video young black men share the challenges they face. Watch the video and answer the questions below.

Discuss

  1. What experiences with racism do the speakers mention? What is your reaction to these stories?
     

  2. What is the relationship between racism and civil liberties? Racism and social equity?
     

  3. What can we as individuals do to help address some of the issues raised in the video? What can we do collectively as a society?
     

  4. Two of the speakers describe encounters with the police, which is a major focus of social movements such as the Black Lives Matter movement. What do you think the Black Lives Matter issue is about, and why do people have varying perspectives about it?
     

  5. What kinds of current-day issues around civil liberties and social equity most concern or interest you? Why?

Next Up:

CIVIL LIBERTIES & SOCIAL EQUITY RESEARCH PROJECT

ASSIGNMENT

Choose an issue related to civil liberties or social equity to research further.

GALLERY WALK OF THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION

ACTIVITY

Explore powerful images of the incarceration and reflect on their impact.

HOW LANGUAGE SHAPES PERCEPTIONS

ACTIVITY

Use the Japanese American incarceration as a case study to examine how terminology can shape our perceptions.

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