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Race cultural awareness

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power point i made to be used with the facing history facing ourselves guide of Matters of Race

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Race cultural awareness

  1. 1. Race<br />?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????<br />
  2. 2. Our objective<br />SWBAT to redefine the term race, its lack of scientific basis, and its true origins.<br />
  3. 3. Lets Chat Real Quick!<br />Okay today we’re going to be talking about some very touchy subjects!<br />We have to be respectful of everyone irrespective of their cultural background<br />The people of society today are not responsible for the social distinctions of today!<br />You may feel confused or angry after today!<br />
  4. 4. We Must Overcome!<br />The following lessons are not meant to exacerbate racial tensions.<br />The lessons are meant to create an understanding and awareness<br />
  5. 5. What I’m hoping is that this will be a unifier and not divisive!<br />We are going to be talking about “white” people.<br />No white people that you know have had anything to do with the discrimination discussed in today's lesson.<br />
  6. 6. Hate speech will not be tolerated!<br />
  7. 7. Are you ready?<br />
  8. 8. Take out your phones<br />if you have internet…<br />Lets do a search…<br />“RACE”<br />Under your agenda…<br />Write what it says<br />Share what you found with your neighbor<br />
  9. 9. Volunteers to share their findings?<br />
  10. 10. What if I told you…<br />There is only one human race<br />There is no biological basis for race<br />You might believe me…<br />
  11. 11. Don’t just take my word for it!<br />Question things that you hear!<br />If something sounds outlandish, ask for sources or evidence!<br />
  12. 12. My source<br />In 2001<br />The American Museum of Natural History<br />Exhibit entitled “The Genomic Revolution”<br />
  13. 13. Human Genome Mapping<br />All humans are incredibly similar<br />99.9% Genetically identical<br />
  14. 14. How can this be?<br />
  15. 15. Simple<br />We all belong to the same species<br />Which one?<br />
  16. 16. Scientists have confirmed…<br />That there is no biological basis for race<br />
  17. 17. We answer one question<br />And now I hope you have a million more questions!<br />Write down 2 questions that you may have now that you know race is not in our biology.<br />TIPS <br />
  18. 18. So what are the differences?<br />No matter how scientists today scrutinize s persons genes, they cant determine with certainty whether an individual is from one “racial” group or another<br />-Matters of Race, Educators Guide (PBS, Facing History, Roja productions<br />
  19. 19. So what do others have to say?<br />Dr. Harold P. Freeman<br />
  20. 20. Lori Tsang<br />If race has no basis in biology or genetics, what is it? <br />
  21. 21. Why does Tsang like race to a wild card?<br />
  22. 22. Author John Edgar Wideman<br />
  23. 23. Sociologist Barbara Rothman<br />What does she mean when she says the differences exist physically but matter socially?<br />How does she challenge the idea of a simple relationship between a physical difference and a physical consequence?<br />
  24. 24. What other examples in the local or national news of cause-and-effect relationships based on race? <br />
  25. 25. SO where did this concept of “race” come from?<br />
  26. 26. Lets do a for understanding <br />How many species of people are there?<br />What are/is the species?<br />What percent of our DNA is similar?<br />What kind of biological differences are there between the races?<br />What is race?<br />
  27. 27. Lets say a lady is pregnant/baby is born?<br />What’s the first thing that most people ask?<br />
  28. 28. Continuing…<br />What do we do if it’s a boy?<br />How a bout a girl?<br />What implications does the sex of the baby carry for the rest of its life?<br />
  29. 29. For most of history gender has mattered!<br />Why?<br />What about race?<br />
  30. 30. Any Guesses?<br />How long has race mattered?<br />1000 points<br />
  31. 31. Since slavery<br />
  32. 32. Up until about 50 years ago?<br />Many scientists in Europe and North America insisted that human beings were indeed divided into separate and distinct races<br />They couldn’t agree on how many<br />There is one thing that they all agreed on!<br />
  33. 33. What was it?<br />1000 points<br />
  34. 34. Their race was superior!<br />White/Caucasian<br />Remember what we talked about @ the beginning!<br />Be tolerant!!!!!<br />
  35. 35. According to the English Oxford Dictionary…<br />The first printing of the word white in reference to a “race” was 1671<br />A person of a race distinguished by a light complexion<br />A person from the region Caucasus <br />
  36. 36. Lets see where the term “race” isnt<br />Where isn't the term race mentioned?<br />
  37. 37. Who made race matter?<br />
  38. 38. By the End of the American Revolution non-whites couldn’t become citizens.<br />
  39. 39. That’s it for today!<br />

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