Jim Crow Racism: The Power of Unconscious Bias

Classroom conversations about racism — often related to history, current events or literature — can be challenging when engaging students in the curriculum and eliciting their personal perceptions.  On WGBY this Monday, February 23, at 10pm, Independent Lens: American Denial uses the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard to explore the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality and justice still affect notions of race and class today.  American Lens website resources include at discussion guide, and you’ll find hundreds of compelling resources

on racism and related subjects at PBS LearningMedia, such as video clips, media galleries and lesson plans that you can filter by grade, content and media type.

Click here for the Independent Lens website.

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