Racial Profiling. “Hounding the Innocent”. Bob Herbert. This picture is obviously a joke … but is there any truth to its message? Does racial profiling begin early? Could it become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Something to think about as we work through this unit. Standards.
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This picture is obviously a joke … but is there any truth to its message?
Does racial profiling begin early? Could it become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Something to think about as we work through this unit.
Students will be able to…
describe key concepts in sensory terms
compare key concepts to other known concepts
associate key concepts with other experiences
analyze how key concepts are made or created
apply key concepts to the world and society
make an argument for or against key concepts
define new key concepts with newly introduced key vocabulary.
confirm or deny their predictions
identify if they have been persuaded by the text and the reasons why or why not
“Hounding the Innocent” by Bob Herbert tries to persuade its readers that law-enforcement agents should not take action on the basis of race alone. It uses a combination of logic and emotion to achieve its purpose. Have you ever been stopped by the police because of your appearance? If you have, what was your reaction? If you haven’t, what do you think your reaction would be? Why do you think you would react this way?
Answer the following questions about the text. You will need the article.
Complete this activity for four of the key concept words:
Fill in all the “cubes” for each of the words you’ve chosen.
This is an example for prejudice.
Since I have provided you with this example I DO NOT want you to chose prejudice and write the exact same answers. If you chose prejudice you MUST come up with your own, original, and unique answers.