• To encourage kindness, bravery, and empathy when exploring and better understanding the cultural and racial diversity of local and global communities. • To develop a more inclusive and positive perspective of self, others, and the larger world in regard to race, ethnicity, and culture. • To analyze history and other social assertions that fabricate myths of innate racial superiority, in order to dispel myopic, discriminatory perspectives of race. • To analyze race as a primary institution of the United States.• To critique the biological fallacy of race, while simultaneously unpacking its social truths.
The underlying goal of the curriculum is to build bridges and connections––for all students to recognize similarities among their peers along lines of race, while also celebrating perceived differences. We hope to plant seeds that will encourage and enhance racial literacy, geographical awareness, and cultural competence both in the classroom and throughout one’s life.