Civilization will judge us by the way we treat our minorities Mahatma Ghandi
Watch the video clips and identify as many issues relevant to diversity, prejudice, discrimination, and inequality as possible.
A child’s prayer Above the stars are shining, casting shadows upon the snow, A little child is praying, with his little head bowed low, And his two hands together as he kneels and says prayer Tiny tears are falling on his teddy bear, He said, Dear Jesus I must ask you, please tell me the reason why, My daddy had to leave me; it hurt and made me cry. These nights I cannot rest Because to me my dad’s the very best At school my friends all tease me as they play their silly games At times I feel the emptiness, at times am sick with shame When I would rather have my daddy to hold, to love and care. Dear Jesus, if you can hear me as I kneel here all alone, Would you please give my daddy a message and a star to guide him home.
Looking at the poem try to conjure up an image of the person who wrote it.Write down your thoughts…
Quiz – Question 1Who in November 1978 became the first black footballer to play for England? • Cyrille Regis • Laurie Cunningham • Viv Anderson • Luther Blissett • Arthur Wharton
Question 2By the end of the 1700s London’s black population was around… • 200 • 2,000 • 20,000 • 200,000 • 2,000,000
Question 3The EU country with the highest net migration rate (that is the number of migrants for every 1000 people in the population) is… • Ireland • UK • Poland • Spain • Luxembourg
Question 4Most human genetic variation can be found: • Between two populations on the same continent, eg between Irish and Poles • Between two populations on different continents, eg between Koreans and Zulus • Between any two continents, eg between Africa and Asia • Within any local population, eg among Zulus • Between tall people and short people
Question 5Members of a race can be identified by their… • Blood group • Skin colour • Ancestry • Genes • None of the above
Question 6Roughly what percentage of people living in Britain in 2001 were born outside the British Isles? • 3% • 8% • 12% • 19% • 22%
Question 7Which of these languages does the word “juggernaut” come from? • German • Greek • Latin • Flemish • Hindi
Question 8Who, in February 2004, was voted number one in the list of “The 100 greatest black Britons”? • Olaudah Equiano • Linford Christie • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor • Mary Seacole • Bernie Grant
Question 9Which group of people was targeted by the Commonwealth Immigration Act in 1968 with the aim of rescinding their legal right of entry to Britain? • Kenyan Asians • Australian and New Zealanders • Gibraltans • South Africans and Zimbabweans • Canadians
Question 10Which of these groups contains the greatest genetic variation? • Humans • Chimpanzees • Cats • Penguins • Flies