Equity Challenge Week 2 Wednesday Black History
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ”
― Wayne Dyer
This week it is time to take the next step of considering how our different perspectives help influence how we interpret the world around us and why we need to focus on racial equity.
To do this, we ask everyone to take a moment to think about what black history means to you. No matter if this is the first time you have thought specifically about black history or if you are an expert, taking time to be introspective today will act as a reference point as you reflect throughout the week.
Thinking and learning about black history and the civil rights movement might open a variety of feelings both positive and negative and it’s ok to allow those feelings time for introspection and reflection.
Students May Be Miseducated about Black History
- 50 States, 50 different ways of teaching America’s past explores how black history is taught across the country.
What is Black History in Indiana?
- Early Black Settlements in Indiana by County looks across Indiana at stories of Black Hoosiers beyond post civil war northern migrations.
How does race interact with our daily lives? (8:58)
- What Beyonce Taught Me About Race: In this powerful TEDx Talk, diversity advocate and Beyoncé super fan, Brittany Barron translates Beyoncé’s music as a road map about race relations in the United States; demonstrating that being “colorblind” is not the goal, but diminishing our nation’s “expertise” in racism is.
Redlining: the racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today. (6:19)
- In Adam Ruins Everything -Adam Conover, CollegeHumor’s resident know-it-all and major bummer, takes on society’s biggest misconceptions including The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
Why does Black History Month matter? (5 minute listen)
- Shukree Hassan Tilghman explores “What did it mean that we had a Black History Month,” he started to wonder.”And what would it mean if we didn’t?”
How Mom’s Shaped the World (52 minute listen)
- MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin are household names, but what about their mothers? Author Anna Malaika Tubbs on “The Forgotton Mothers of Civil Rights History“