Think About

Antisemitism

Think about this…
  • In what way were antisemitic stereotypes a part of Nazi-era propaganda?
  • How can antisemitism affect family and social life?
  • What are the consequences of political or economic exclusion?
  • How can prejudice towards one group affect those not in that group?

Civil Rights

Think about this…
  • How are civil rights established? Do they change?
  • How are civil rights violated? What can we do about civil rights violations?
  • How do personal rights impact public safety?
  • How do these rights relate to the Civil Rights Movement?
  • What basic rights do you think should be guaranteed to everyone?
  • What rights would you be willing to give up to protect public safety?

The Civil Rights Movement

Think about this…
  • How has the post World War II Civil Rights Movement different or similar from earlier civil rights struggles?
  • How do you think the Civil Rights Movement changed how people think?
  • What methods did the Civil Rights Movement use to create change?
  • What laws changed as a result of the Movement?
  • What do you think made ordinary people risk their lives?
  • How did legal segregation co-exist with the U.S. Constitution?
  • What is the relationship between human rights and the Civil Rights Movement?

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Discrimination

Think about this…
  • What is the difference between discrimination and prejudice?
  • What is racial profiling?
  • What are some present day or historical examples of legal discrimination?
  • What can you do to promote equality and to intervene in unjust conditions?

Genocide

Think about this…
  • What groups have been victims of genocide?
  • What key economic, political and social factors might lead to genocide?
  • How does genocide begin? How can genocide be prevented?

Ghetto

Think about this…
  • What does this word mean to you? How does this relate to its original meaning?
  • What was life like for Jews in Nazi-enforced ghettos?
  • What are some of the political, economic and social factors that create ghettos today?

Hate Crime

Think about this…
  • What are some examples of different types of hate crimes?
  • When can hateful words lead to hateful actions?
  • What is the relationship between hate speech and the First Amendment?
  • Why should hate crimes be treated any differently from other crimes?

The Holocaust

Think about this…
  • If you observe a minute of silence for each of the over 11 million victims, how long would you be silent? (answer: 21 years)
  • How do you think the perpetrators (e.g. Nazis and collaborators) justified their actions? Bystanders?
  • What are some examples of evidence that document the Holocaust?
  • What was the intent of the "Final Solution?"
  • What groups were targeted by the Nazis? Why were they persecuted?

Prejudice

Think about this…
  • What is the difference between prejudice and simple dislike?
  • How do we learn prejudice?
  • How does prejudice affect individual opinions, decisions or actions?
  • How can individuals change prejudicial attitudes?

Propaganda

Think about this…
  • How can propaganda manipulate emotions?
  • How are words and images used to influence opinions?
  • How do you evaluate the fairness and accuracy of information on television, on the web and in newspapers?
  • How is propaganda used today?

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Racism

Think about this…
  • What are some present day examples of racism?
  • What do White Supremacists promote, and why?
  • How can we overcome racism? Who is responsible to work to fight racism?

Scapegoat

Think about this…
  • Have you ever been blamed for something that you didn't do? Why do you think you were blamed?
  • How do you respond when you encounter scapegoating?
  • What are some examples of scapegoats?

Stereotype

Think about this…
  • What stereotypes do people have about different groups? Your own group? How do you feel about these stereotypes?
  • Where do we learn stereotypes?
  • Why do we stereotype?
  • Is there such a thing as a positive stereotype?
  • How do stereotypes influence how we interact with others?

Tolerance

Think about this…
  • How has tolerance been legislated?
  • What are some examples of things that should not be tolerated?
  • How can you practice tolerance?
  • How does tolerance promote peace?

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