This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week’s media resources, please use the streaming media player below.
Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World
- Chapter 4, “The Context of Race” (pp. 69–84, up to “How to Learn What Children Know, Think, and Feel about Race”)
- Chapter 5, “The Economic Context: Social Class and Consumerism” (pp. 87–100, up to “How to Learn What Children Know, Think, and Feel about Social Class and Consumerism”)
- Web Article: Hidden Bias: A Primer About Stereotypes and Prejudices
Note: This article connects you with the “Race Test” and the “Gender Test” you took last week. This week, click on and read about the four topics listed on the left-hand side of the page:
- About Stereotypes and Prejudices
- About Hidden Bias
- The Effects of Prejudice and Stereotypes
- What You Can Do About Unconscious Stereotypes and Prejudices
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (2004). Microaggressions [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 20 minutes.
Dr. Derald Wing Sue discusses the “everyday indignities” endured by marginalized groups as a result of bias, both deliberate and unintentional
Web Article: What if All the Children Are White? Historical and Research Background
Web Site:Understanding Prejudice
Microaggressions: Part 1
This week you watched the video segment, “Microagressions.” As you think about what you learned from this segment consider the following questions posed in Chapter 2 of your course text:
- When have I felt that I was the target of discrimination?
- What was the reason for it (e.g., race, gender, occupation, size, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age)?
- Who had the power? What was the source of that power?
- Did I feel disempowered? If so, why?
- How did I react? Feel? What did I do? Wish that I had done?
- What kind of support would have been helpful in this situation?
Whether you have or have not been the target of discrimination, consider how this video and your reading this week increased your understanding of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.Note: Before you proceed, review the Guidelines for Supportive Discussions on page 22 of your text one more time.
By Day 3:
Post your response to at least two of the following:
- Your definition of microagression
- Any experience you have had as the recipient of microagressions
- How your understanding of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination has changed/deepened/expanded this week
- Why following the Guidelines for Supportive Discussions is essential to discussions such as this one