Which of these are
examples of racism?
A. This mascot:
B. This statement:
“White men can’t jump.”
C. This quotation from Supreme Court
Justice Sonia Sotomayor:
At a 2001 lecture at the University of California,
Judge Sot...
D. This elementary school worksheet:
E: This college admission decision:
• The University of Texas accepts all students who graduate in the top
10% of their cl...
F: The pattern shown in this graph:
G: What happens in this video:
http://www.upworthy.com/know-anyone-thatthinks-racial-profiling-is-exaggerated-watchthis-an...
H: This event:
• A young white woman is shopping at
Wegman’s with her toddler. To keep the child
occupied, she lets him ea...
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Which is racism? A conversation starter for defining racisms.

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Which is racism? A conversation starter for defining racisms.

  1. 1. Which of these are examples of racism?
  2. 2. A. This mascot:
  3. 3. B. This statement: “White men can’t jump.”
  4. 4. C. This quotation from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: At a 2001 lecture at the University of California, Judge Sotomayor was asked about the idea that “a wise old man and a wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases.” She responded, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
  5. 5. D. This elementary school worksheet:
  6. 6. E: This college admission decision: • The University of Texas accepts all students who graduate in the top 10% of their class from a Texas high school. Most of UT’s freshman class (over 80%) are admitted under this plan. The remainder are chosen in a process which evaluates their talents, leadership qualities, family circumstances, and race. • In 2008, Abby Fisher applied to the University of Texas and was denied admission. She was in the top 12% of her high school class. • Fisher, who is white, filed suit, alleging that the University has discriminated against her because of her race. • The University of Texas argued that it has a legitimate interest in using affirmative action to increase the diversity of its student body.
  7. 7. F: The pattern shown in this graph:
  8. 8. G: What happens in this video: http://www.upworthy.com/know-anyone-thatthinks-racial-profiling-is-exaggerated-watchthis-and-tell-me-when-your-jaw-drops-2
  9. 9. H: This event: • A young white woman is shopping at Wegman’s with her toddler. To keep the child occupied, she lets him eat a banana and a bagel while they shop. • They are not followed by store security.

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