Should the United States be a color blind nation? Is it important to discuss concepts of privilege and prejudice? Note: The instructor should be prepared to discuss what color blind means perhaps by citing examples of people who state, “I don’t see race.”
· The U.S. should not be a color blind nation. People should recognize individuals’ ethnicity and their own. Prejudice and privilege affect all of us in different ways. Having discussions about these concepts when they occur can help the world respond and work to end prejudice and privilege.
· If students don’t know what prejudice means, the instructor should be prepared to explain the concept to the class.
- The above is an excerpt from the guidelines on "Talking About Race and Privilege: Lesson Plan for Middle and High School Students"
[Citation: National Association of School Psychologists. (2016). [handout]. Bethesda, MD: Author.]