This is a quick little Ted Talk on unconscious bias--I love Helen's examples! The whole thing made me think about the blue and black (or white and gold) dress. Of which, I still don't know how to process... Enjoy!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4VP3IFp_kU]Love how Greenwich Academy incorporated Diversity Beans into their Unity Week! Makes my heart full to see them in action!! Check out their activity here.
I LOVE this! USA Network created an award-winning public service program called Characters Unite, created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society.
Check out their Storytelling tours: Mainstage and Student Stories
They offer some great FREE resources for educators too:
The Power of Storytelling Activity Guide
Characters Unite Game Cards - The cards can be used for discussion, writing assignments or game play, including two fun options for 4-6 players, to open minds and embrace differences. The deck is geared for high school teachers and their students, but also can be used by other educators, employers, community leaders and parents.
Another great resource created by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Download your free copy here.
This is an image that's in the book that breaks my heart but reminds me of the quote by Nelson Mandela, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” (we have the colorsheet)
Take a few minutes to visit our friends over at EdChange.org to take their Equity and Diversity Quiz. I promise, you will be surprised at some of the answers! Here are just a few of the questions:
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, what is the percentage of U.S. schools with no teachers of color on staff?
According to a study by the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, what percentage of physicians report witnessing a colleague giving reduced care or refusing care to lesbian, gay, or bisexual patients?
According to a 2006 report from the American Civil Liberties Union, African Americans comprise more than 37% of people arrested for drug use, 59% of those convicted for drug use, and 74% of those sentenced to prison for drug use. African Americans comprise what percentage of U.S. drug users?