Watch the video and read the 2 articles, then consider what the stories have in common. Write down your comments. Video: Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested Article 1: Shaquille O’Neal passed up deal with Starbucks because ‘black people don’t drink coffee’ Article 2: Black customers […]
See here for details: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons-plans/decoding-media-bias-lesson-plan/ This resource says it is intended for grades 7-12 but the lesson should work well in CRT 100. It can also be modified. Students will view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by three main […]
This is a great resource on media bias and fake news. All news events are presented from 3 sides: from the right, from the center, and from the left. Students can select a news event, examine it from 3 different perspectives, then comment on the similarities and differences between them. […]
The economist by Robert L. Heilbroner examines the origins and consequences of stereotypes. This reading can be assigned as homework and discussed in class.
This handout (see attachment) comes from The School of Thought, a non profit providing free education resources on critical thinking, creative thinking, and philosophy: https://www.schoolofthought.org/ One idea here is to give each group of students a few biases, then ask them to come up with examples of each one and […]
A 3-minute NYT video on bias. This is a good starting point for a discussion on bias. https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004818668/check-our-bias-to-wreck-our-bias.html