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A quasi-academic look at Feminism, politics & race relations through the lens of a 20-something year old Nigerian American who was born & raised up in the (still) segregated south but has relocated to the "liberal" yet historic & traditional north.
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I’m teaching an activism class and I think my students don’t fully grasp the depth of institutional injustice that activists fight against (not that I expect them to, they’re in 6h grade). But I know they respond well to these things being spelled out in video form. i.e. I played A Girl Like Me for a group of girls in a different class and had a fantastic discussion on colorism that I do not believe they have ever been given the outlet to do otherwise.

So I’m wondering if anyone knows - off hand - of any video clips or short documentaries that go well in a sixth grade classroom setting. Or clips from a particular interview that would be good to show. For instance I’m thinking of combing through The Black Power Mixtape to look for some snippets.

I just want them to have a better grasp of the “isms” that we will be helping them fight against this semester.

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  2. suzysuzysue answered: You might find some interesting material looking at the misleading messages of the Dove commericals/campaigns, and PETA’s, too. :)
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  5. majorae answered: you should show the documentary “war on kids”
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  7. newwavefeminism reblogged this from beautyinblackness and added:
    Signal boost! Still putting together lessons for the semester - but I can even see my other classes benefiting from...
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  9. christinema said: I work w/ 7th & 8th gr. students and I’ve been having the same challenges! Please post any resources you might come upon- they would be of great help!
  10. teachinginthemiddle answered: i showed my 6th graders the dateline “what would you do” clips on bullying—msg me for the link!
  11. namesgotthevocab reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    Maybe included profound lyrics from songs. Jill Scott has some very empowering songs
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    newwavefeminism asks: (I really enjoyed the Black Power Mixtape, too!) A few I’ve watched recently that were excellent:...
  14. pantieslegrandma answered: Have you asked your local chapter of Amnesty International?
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  16. abnormallymomo said: Some parts of one of the “killing us softly” might help explain some of sexism since it talks about the portrayal of (cis)female bodies in advertising.They keep updating it, and it’s been awhile but iirc it was pretty good?Might not b what u want tho
  17. harmalade answered: "Biracial Hair: The Film" is on youtube. It’s a slam poem that was written by a middle schooler. It does have the word "damn" in it though.