Structural oppression: why it can't be "reversed"

This lesson talks about a very common point of confusion: isn't that REVERSE sexism? Isn't that reverse racism? The short answer is "NO! Cuz History!" (one of my students' favorite phrases). We'll get deeper into this concept when we discuss Equity. But for now, start getting comfortable with addressing historical patterns as a real justification for differentiated treatment.

Start by watching this short clip:

If all you could see was the last panel, what would you think was happening?

These are the preparation materials, which would traditionally be the more passive, lecture component of the class. These are the materials that my students work with before we get together in class.

This worksheet is what we would be doing in a 2-hour class period, where we have a chance to work together. This time is especially valuable because you can really apply the concepts you learned, while getting perspective and support from other folks. . The worksheet represents 2 hours of work in groups of 3.

This link will take you to a .doc file, for easier editing

This is a summary video I made for my online students. It might give you a sense of some of the ideas from the worksheet and an overall view of the ideas from that lesson.

Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!

Structural Extra