Honors 11: McIntosh, Fortgang, Du Bois and Stevenson

First hour finished watching this 2012 TED talk by Bryan Stevenson, an African American human rights lawyer who discussed the concept of identity and the injustice surrounding the justice system titled “We need to talk about an injustice”. We took notes on the TEDtalk and then second hour participated in a discussion regarding all four texts (W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Strivings of the Negro People”, Tal Fortgang’s “White Privilege: Stop and Think Before you Judge”, Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, and Bryan Stevenson’s TEDtalk.) First hour got right to work concerning your homework because I was there. Shout out to ND and JR for relaying the homework :).

HOMEWORK: On a lined sheet of paper or typed, write a 2-3 sentence summary of each text. You are then to write a claim-driven 10-sentence paragraph of synthesis regarding all 4 texts using your voice as the facilitator. How would each relate/talk to another? Create critical relationships and corresponding synthesis.

Also, remember, I am assigning Act I of Fences tomorrow for Thursday and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case of Reparations” for Wednesday. Both are long readings. Prepare yourself!

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About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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