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Teaching About Being an Oppressor

A captivating article by Steven P. Shacht inspired by “Unpacking the Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh. Schacht discusses how he is over privileged because, as a white male, he automatically gets a variety of benefits that women, people of color, lower classes, etc. need to work hard for.

Read this article if you have doubts that racism, sexism, classism, etc. still exist.

How To Tell People They Sound Racist

Jay Smooth is brief and refreshing in his tips, especially in this video. He essentially says that when a person says something racist (or ablest, heterosexist, classist, etc.) you need to focus on the hurtful comment, not any reflection it may have on the speaker’s personality.

Laci Green’s Youtube Channel

This girl is a genius. She gives great, concise, insightful, and often funny information on sex, politics, humanity, and living well.

American Indian Movement – “Pledged to fight White Man’s injustice to Indians, his oppression, persecution, discrimination and malfeasance in the handling of Indian Affairs. No area in North America is too remote when trouble impends for Indians. AIM shall be there to help the Native People regain human rights and achieve restitutions and restorations.”

Asian American Curriculum Project- The Asian American Curriculum Project, Inc. has been an award winning non-profit voluntary educational organization since 1969, originally named the Japanese American Curriculum Project JACP, Inc. Since then, they have grown to offer the most complete collection of Asian American books.  The books and other materials offered are for all age groups, all levels of education and all Asian ethnic groups; including and not limited to Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Tongan, Thai, & Vietnamese Americans and Hawaiians. Materials include literature, folk tales, posters, magazine, tapes on language and music, games, activities, teachers guides, dictionaries, bilingual materials and reference books on history, social issues and education.

African American History – Library of Congress – An excellent resource on the African American experience.

African American History and Culture – Encyclopedia Smithsonian – Find great information here about African American artists, inventors, musicians and important people in U.S. history.

American Indian History – Library of Congress – This page contains selected collections available online about American Indian history.

Asian Pacific American History and Culture – (Smithsonian) – Explore the history of Asian Pacific Americans and their contributions to our country.

Beauty Surrounds Us – National Museum of the American Indian – (Smithsonian) – This web exhibit also provides an activity for each section the exhibit is divided into, such as “Tools of Existence”, “Recreation and Pastimes”, “Design as Identity”, and “Expressions of Identity.” The activity tests a visitor’s comprehension and memory of the objects’ written descriptions given when you click on the object’s picture.

Black History – Six Web sites were created as models to suggest ways to integrate the World Wide Web and videoconferencing into classroom learning. African-American History was chosen as a topic because of its importance, popularity and the wealth of Internet resources available on the topic.

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage – (Smithsonian Institution) – This site explores the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world.

 Culture and Folklife – Library of CongressThe Center for the Study of White American Culture – Not an organization for white supremacists, as some people might infer, we are instead a multiracial organization that looks at whiteness and white American culture. – The stories, photos, and music of America’s numerous ethnic groups. This collection contains the personal experiences of many groups settlling America.

The Civil Rights Project, originally housed at Harvard University, this leading research center on civil rights in US schools was founded by Gary Orfield, and has moved to UCLA. The mission of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century

Connecticut State Department of Education – offers intensive three-day and one day Multicultural Education Workshop courses open to all.

Diversity/Multiculturalism Links from the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)

EdChange is dedicated to diversity and equity in ourselves, our schools, and our society. We act to shape schools and communities in which all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, (dis)ability, language, or religion, have equitable opportunities to achieve to their fullest.

GLSEN - The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, is working to ensure safe and effective schools for all students.

Multicultural Pavilion- Multicultural education resources for educators, students, and activists.

Multicultural SupersiteThe McGraw-Hill Multicultural Supersite attempts to narrow the gap between multicultural education theory and practice through a collection of information and original resources for in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators.

National Women’s History Project – An educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.

Native Village – NATIVE VILLAGE website was created for youth, educators, families, and friends who wish to celebrate the rich, diverse cultures of The Americas’ First Peoples. The Native Village website was the recipient of the 2002 Multicultural Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).

New Horizon – excellent resource for the study of multicultural education

Pew Hispanic Center- The Pew Hispanic Center’s mission is to improve understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation. The Center strives to inform debate on critical issues through dissemination of its research to policymakers, business leaders, academic institutions and the media.

Southern Poverty Law Center – The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. Its programs include the Intelligence Project, Teaching Tolerance and Tolerance.org. The Center also sponsors the Civil Rights Memorial, which celebrates the memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement.

Tolerance.orgTolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity.

Understanding Prejudice.orga web site for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice.