AbstractThe purpose of this activity is to engage students with examples of colorblind racism in media discourse. To do this, this activity utilizes an excerpt from The O’Reilly Factor. This activity will assess students’ understanding of the four central frames of colorblind racism. Part I of the activity involves a review and discussion on the four central...
- Subject Area(s):
- Racial and Ethnic Relations
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThis activity can be modified for time or by class size.
To shorten the activity time, instructors can choose to skip Part I and/or Part III of the activity, concentrating only on the video and worksheet portion.
For a larger class, instructors can modify Part II. After the video, each quote can be presented to the class. Students can...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Through this activity, students should be able to: Learning Goal #1: Define, identify, and differentiate among the four central frames of colorblind racism.
- Learning Goal #2: Apply the four tenets of colorblind racism by identifying its use in media discourse.
- Learning Goal #3: Challenge the tenets of colorblind racism by identifying examples of inequality from the video.
- Assessment #1: Students will demonstrate their initial knowledge and comprehension through a review session at the beginning of class, where students are asked to explain and give examples of each tenet.
- Assessment #2: Students will be assessed on their application skills through the completion of the activity worksheet.
- Assessment #3: The activity will end in a class discussion where students will be asked to identify examples and issues of inequality brought up in the video.