Match these words to their definitions • 1. civil rights *judging before knowing • 2. prejudice *separation • 3. discrimination *not allowing someone to have civil rights • 3. stereotyping *rights to full equality • 4. integration *bringing together • 5. segregation *classifying someone based on little knowledge of them
Metaphorically Speaking . . . • A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. • A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, esp. something abstract.
Positive Message • It provides the message that race and ethnicity need not be dividing lines in our society, and that we can coexist peacefully, regardless of our external differences.
Is there also a negative message? • Peace and harmony were only reached when the Sneetches no longer knew who was who, an issue that goes beyond the Plain-Belly Sneetches' attempts to assimilate by arming themselves with the "socially acceptable" physical attributes held only by the Star-Belly Sneetches. This message could be misinterpreted to suggest that we should disregard our cultural history, and that shedding our heritage for a new universal identity is the only way to achieve peaceful coexistence. It seems to teach that tolerance equals anonymity, which is a step backward from our attempts to teach acceptance and finding individual identity.
After the Sneetches: • Write a paragraph using the words we defined before the video. Underline the words. • Include an explanation of the cartoon’s theme and a summary that explains how the lesson is taught. • Explain how we can apply the lesson from the Sneetches to today’s society.