CRSG Resource Guide - Teaching Race in the classroom
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Film Race: The Power of an Illusion Available for streaming through the library This 3 part documentary has a website that includes background readings . . . https://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm
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PodcastSpeaking of RaceAnthropologyhttp://speakingofrace.ua.edu/podcast
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WebsiteTeaching Tolerance tolerance.org
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Video"We Are America" | Ad CouncilSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MdK8hBkR3s
Discussion about multiculturalism and "white racial frame" Centellas
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Video"All That We Share" | TV4 DenmarkSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD8tjhVO1Tc
How intersectionality can help us break down barriers ; we also do an in-class exercise where we shift around into groups based on different charactersiticsCentellas
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Video"The Origins of Race" | PBS Origins of EverythingSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVxAlmAPHec
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Video"What Is Ethnicity?" | PBS Origins of EverythingSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AY95Z64gg
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Video"The Disturbing History of the Suburbs" | Adam Ruins EverythingSociology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETR9qrVS17g)
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Video"The Economics of Immigration" | CrashCourse EconomicsSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XQXiCLzyAw
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Video"Racial/Ethnic Prejudice & Discrimination" | CrashCourse SocioogySociologyhttps://youtu.be/gSddUPkVD24Centellas
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Video"How to tell someone they sound racist" | Jay SmoothSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ti-gkJiXc
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Video2014 Coke "America the Beautiful" Super Bowl AdSociologyhttps://youtu.be/RiMMpFcy-HUWe discuss why it was controversial to have people sing the song in other languages (and it shows people of other ethnicities/religions)Centellas
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WebsiteHarvard's Implicit Association Test (IAT)Sociology
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
A test students can take online to see what their implicit racial biases areCentellas
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Video"Free, White, and 21"Sociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxAlJq94-b8
Montage of clips from Hollywood films using this phraseCentellas
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Video"Fly in the Buttermilk"Sociologyhttps://vimeo.com/167185018Video produced by UM alumn about the NPHC history on campusCentellas
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Video"Why Legal Immigration to the US is Almost Imposible" | MTV DecodedSociologyhttps://youtu.be/ZLrYMTc585IWalks through the difficulty of coming to the US legallyCentellas
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Video"Where Are You Really From?" | MTV DecodedSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igWYMo4z2OQ
Explains how the "where are you 'really' from?" question is ... racistCentellas
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Video"Schools and Social Inequality" | CrashCourse SociologySociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYMk3Bk08NA
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Website"Two Moms Choose Between Separate and Unequal Schools in Oakland"Sociology
https://www.kqed.org/news/11059974/two-moms-choose-between-separate-and-unequal-schools-in-oakland
Profiles of the tough choices two families (one white, one black) made about schooling in OalkandCentellas
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Website"School Segregation Today" | VoxSociology
https://www.vox.com/2018/3/5/17080218/school-segregation-getting-worse-data
Brief article w/ data/tables about contemporary school segregationCentellas
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Website"Lavishly Decorated Dorm Rooms are an Abomination" | SalonSociology
https://slate.com/human-interest/2016/08/lavishly-decorated-ole-miss-dorm-rooms-are-an-abomination.html
Article about UM dorms from Instagram photos; we use it in class to think about privilege (not just race)Centellas
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Video"Race & Gun Control" | Adam Ruins EverythingSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ZoH5P6UIE
Discussion of how gun control debates are framed in ways that are racially unequalCentellas
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Website"When Stand Your Ground Fails" | SalonSociology
https://www.salon.com/2012/04/11/when_stand_your_ground_fails/
Profile of a black Georgia man who was convicted of murder when using a weapon to defend his home and family in a "stand your grund" stateCentellas
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Music Video"See Something, Say Something" | The KominasSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6T3Mh9cu8s
Looks at IslamophobiaCentellas
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Music Video"Immigrants, We Get the Job Done" | The Hamilton Mix TapeSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_35a7sn6ds
About the invisible importance of immigrantsCentellas
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Music Video"Born in East LA" | Cheech & ChongSociologyhttps://youtu.be/sFUFw1GH6icGood look at the racism in assuming all Hispanic/Latinos are "immigrants"Centellas
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Music Video"This is America" | Childish GambinoSociology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY
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WebsitePhoto essay about "white racial frame"Sociology
https://www.elitedaily.com/life/culture/lets-talk-about-race-photos-chris-buck-oprah-magazine/1954524
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Music Video"Shut 'Em Down" | Public EnemySociologyhttps://youtu.be/2wOcOBjB3uUCentellas
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Podcast"Pass the Mic" History/Sociology/Theology/Religious Studieshttps://thewitnessbcc.com/pass-the-mic/Podcast on the intersection of Christianity, racism, and racial justice. The episode "What is Anti-Racism?" could be a good introduction to definitions of racism and anti-racism in a wide range of classes. McDowell
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Podcast#GoodMuslimBadMuslimNot discipline specifichttp://www.goodmuslimbadmuslim.com/Two young American Muslim women host this podcast. They commonly discuss issues facing immigrants, religious minorities, and Muslim women in a youthful, fun-loving way that can also get serious. McDowell
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Video, Short "Op-Docs"A Conversation on Race in America Not discipline specific, New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/your-stories/conversations-on-raceThis is a series of short 5 minute videos on race and include videos ranging from a conversation with white people about race to a conversation with Latinos about race. I've used these in my classes to kick off a discussion about race or to compare and contrast the videos. McDowell
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BookStories in Red and Black, Elizabeth Hill BooneLatin American HistoryBook giving a good basic overview of prehispanic Mesoamerican books and writing systems, with a historical frame explaining why most of it did not survive the conquest
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BookThe Learned Ones, by Kelly McDonoughMexican HistoryMcDonough writes about Mexican intellectuals from the colonial period to the present in an effort to bring them into the literary canon
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BookCodex espangliensis, by Enrique Chagoya and Guillermo Gomez PeñaChicanx literatureartists' book that reimagines the conquest and what the world would be like if the Aztecs had conquered the Spaniards. Incorporates comics, demonstrates how American pop culture is a cultural colonization
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Articles"The Kooks Burrito Uproar," "When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other People's Food," "Cuisines Mastered as Acquired Taste," "The problem isn't Rick Bayless..."Foodhttps://uproxx.com/life/cultural-appropriation-food-chefs/ https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/22/471309991/when-chefs-become-famous-cooking-other-cultures-food https://ocweekly.com/the-problem-isnt-rick-bayless-cooking-mexican-food-its-that-hes-a-thin-skinned-diva-7075113-2/ https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/dining/masters-of-a-cuisine-by-calling-not-roots.htmlseries of articles debating cultural appropriation and food, using examples like celebrity chef Rick Bayless, a food truck that stole a tortilla recipe, etc.
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Podcast"Radio Ambulante"Culturehttp://radioambulante.org/en/Spanish-language podcast a la "This American Life." Includes English translations.
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BookAutobiography of a Slavehistory/sociology/literatureContact me (hjallen@olemiss.edu) for a PDF of the book. It's floating out there on the internet but not legally.The only Spanish American autobiography written by a slave, Juan Francisco Manzano. He chronicles his life as a house slave and his treatment at the hands of various masters, how he learned to read and write. The book itself is part of how he eventually obtained his manumission. Original in Spanish, with English facing translation. Sylvia Molloy has written the definitive secondary criticism on the book ("From Serf to Self").
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Watch music videoVariousSociologyIn my SOC 101 class we often start the class with a short video, often a music video. The idea is to have them think about how they can use concepts from that week's materials to analyze/discuss the video.Centellas
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Group assignmentPrivilege ScorecardSociologySoc 101. In their randomly assigned small groups, students first individually score themselves on a privilege checklist (based on the privilege walk exercise) and then discuss why they have different scores and what they think of that. By this point in the semester the small groups have gelled, and some are suprised at the gulf in points between themselves and classmatesCentellas
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Random groupsWeeklySociologySoc 101. I randomly assign students to small grousp for weekly in-class activities. Because they're random, the grousp are diverse. So when we do exercises discussing any topic, they have to talk with people from different backgroundsCentellas
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