415project – Stereotype and Stereotype Threat

Deconstructing Stereotype / Stereotype Threat: Moving Towards Being a More Culturally Responsive Teacher

 

Here are a series of resources that can quickly be shaped into mentoring activities to enhance understandings about the ways that stereotype and stereotype threat create inequities in the classroom. The assumption made in these materials is that we all maintain stereotypes to a certain degree, and that we must continually work to demythologize our lens to promote social justice in the classroom.

Source: 415project – Stereotype and Stereotype Threat

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Researchers Probe Stereotype: Christians And Science Don’t Get Along : NPR

Do stereotypes about religious people undermine their performance in certain tests? Studies have found Christians tend to underperform non-Christians when it comes to tests of logical ability.

Source: Researchers Probe Stereotype: Christians And Science Don’t Get Along : NPR

Coming of Age in the Time of the Hoodie by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

“In December, around the time of the grand jury decision not to indict the white officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, I remember talking to fellow black mothers about the ease with which others seemed able to go about the business of the holidays, without giving much thought to the pain and fear that gripped us. One friend of a friend, so afraid of what might happen to her teenage sons after a string of burglaries caused her neighbors to start warning against “anyone who looks out of place,” decided to send photographs to all the neighbors so they would take note and really see her boys: so that they would know what her boys looked like: so that one day, should they be tempted to call the police on perceiving the threat of another “black male,” they would instead see her sons for who they were—young men with names. I feel shocked when white friends are surprised to hear that one of my greatest fears for our son is that he will be stabbed or shot to death. Why, given all the statistics for young black males in America, do people continue to be surprised?”

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Coming of Age in the Time of the Hoodie by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

If you care about this week at Mizzou, you need to know the story of the Black 14 – The Washington Post

“Mel Hamilton would still wrap the black band around his arm on Oct. 17, 1969, the day that altered his life and so many others. He regrets nothing, except perhaps not taking his fight further. It cost him his spot on the Wyoming football team. It led to four decades of finger-pointing and accusations and racism, he said. Hamilton knows he made the right decision when he sees the pride on his children’s faces when they talk about what he did.”

Read on here: If you care about this week at Mizzou, you need to know the story of the Black 14 – The Washington Post