Introduction to Racism: An introduction to Rights and Protest

Racism – A (provocative!) introduction to “Rights and Protest”

Before starting study for the IB Sourcework Paper “Rights and Protest” I like to get students thinking about the concept of racism and its expression in the 21st century. By doing this, I hope to challenge them out of the complacent view that modern Western society doesn’t really have a ‘race problem’ any more and – still more provocatively – that they and their families are ‘above’ such prejudices.

This sequence of activities provides three main tasks to help students unpack racial prejudice in their own world.