Today, we explored racism in 2015 and discussed how society has changed from 1966 until today. Many of you shared powerful contemporary examples, as well as connections back to our film GLORY ROAD, and then commented on the ways various institutions respond to claims about racism.
Your fruitful discussion today sets us up to travel even further back in time, all the way to 1933, as we begin Mildred D. Taylor's powerful novel, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY.
We met Cassie Logan today, and her three brothers, and we will continue to see the obstacles the Logan famil faces, and how they respond to these obstacles.
Thanks for your insightful and honest reflections today.
Our word of the day was CONCESSION, which is defined as the act of admitting someone else is right, or has a deeper understanding of what may be occurring.
Tonight, consider the article your read about the 1966 West Texas Miners, and what we discussed in class today, and respond with your reflections to this question: how can people learn to see beyond the surface? Think of our class iceberg. And what helps us get to the 90% beneath? Is it really ever possible? Why or why not?