We Are ALL Different
Video 3, Prejudice
A. Students who watch this video should gain an
understanding of what it means to treat one class of people differently than
another without justification.
should have good idea of how to deal with examples of prejudice when they
One of the most common forms of prejudice is
stereotyping. Stereotyping may be a
seemingly innocent thing like blond jokes or making light of cheerleaders, but
the habit of looking at people in this way can lead to more serious forms of
prejudice. In any case, jokes that
single people out because of physical or other characteristics do no good and
are often hurtful.
People of dark skin pigmentation are most often found
in hotter lands near the equator. For
this reason, it has been assumed that they are better adapted to work in
conditions that would injure a lighter skinned person.
This along with other factors was used to justify slavery in America and
in other places. Today, vestiges of this thinking remain in the form of racial
slurs pointing out the prevalence of African Americans in Music and Sports.
What are some other forms of prejudice that exist in the world today, and
what can we do about it?
A. Written: Treating
People in Parallel Manner
Media Project: Assemble
a project using Power Point, photos, music, recorded speeches, video etc.
Chronicle the experience of minorities in America, past and present.
Try to include a broad range of minorities and show how their treatment
has changed with time.