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 links are the "lecture" that helps you prepare for the in-class work. Work through the links, and answer the prep questions before coming to class.

This worksheet is meant to be worked in groups of 3, so you can help each other think through the difficult parts and learn from each other's perspectives

This video summarizes some of the ideas we worked on in the prep materials and worksheet.

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

Structural Extra