Confronting Racism & Inequality

Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Use these materials with middle and high school students to help them understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities.

Black Lives Matter: Campaigning for Racial Justice

Learn about the origins, objectives, and makeup of Black Lives Matter, an activist black youth-led movement that campaigns against police brutality and other forms of racism, in this video from Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now.

Voices of Baltimore: Black, White, & Gray

This MPT compilation of short narratives sheds light on the events of the day with the hope that our viewers will gain better insight into a community that feels their voices have been unheard for decades.

Understanding and Fighting Racism

Explore this collection of resources, including books, podcasts, and websites, to learn more about race, where and how injustice and inequality operate in society, and ways to take action for equity and inclusion.

Police Reform | Interactive Lesson

in this interactive lesson students gather evidence of discriminatory policing practices, examine the perspectives of police and community, and learn about changes that have been proposed or implemented to try to improve the situation.

Whose Streets? | Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students create a plan of action to submit to local bodies of government with suggestions for improving relations between police departments and the people in the communities that they protect and addressing other disparities in our country’s criminal justice system.

Whose Streets? | Lesson Plan Clips

These clips provides a framework for critical analysis of current and historic race relations in America through the lens of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., a young unarmed black man, by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.