13 printable pages analyzing quotes on racism by Maya Angelou, Ruby Bridges, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Booker T. Washington, Michelle Alexander, Harper Lee, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Samuel L. Jackson, Frederick Douglass, Oprah Winfrey, Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman and Abraham Lincoln.
Students read a quote on racism and share their thoughts to questions like: What is racism? How does it show itself to others? Can it be stopped in your mind before it manifests itself in words or actions?
What is knowledge? How does what we see and hear and feel get turned into knowledge or wisdom? How can we understand what someone else feels and thinks?
What is the purpose of jail? Why do we make laws and then arrest people after they break these laws? What do we hope to accomplish with locking men and women in jail cells? How does this change them and how does this affect everyone else in America?
How do you become successful? What must you do? And what exactly is success? Does it have something to do with money, or owning stuff, or making things, or going places, or knowing people, or people knowing you?
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