Teaching Racism, Prejudice & Discrimination in America

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The issues of racism, prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry have plagued the United States since it was founded. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Using literature, both fiction and nonfiction, to talk about these issues will help students identify with the problems facing the characters involved in the stories, regardless of whether they themselves have encountered prejudice in their lives.

Fictional Stories About Racism

Nonfiction Literature About Racism

Slavery References

African-American History, Post-Civil War

Civil Rights Movement

Racism, Prejudice & Genocide Across the World

Examining Beliefs & Biases

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