ClassCast Podcast Ep.041 features host Ryan Tibbens discussing racism, antiracism, acts of protest (particularly in professional sports), reactions to those protests, as well as why and how teachers can facilitate these discussions in the classroom. If you have ever paid attention to debates about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, or if you heard about players' moment of silence (and the crowd booing) during the first game of the season, this episode provides perspectives that might help people better understand both sides of the discussion. And for teachers and parents, the examination of those perspectives should serve as starting point for deep, honest discussions with our students and peers.
For additional ideas on the subject, here's an article I wrote in 2016 about Colin Kaepernick's demonstrations. You can access the full, correct text of Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" here; his speech to the APA, including discussion of "Urban Riots" is available here.
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