Since this is an evolving story, I have thrown together some resources I am using in my classroom today to talk about the Michael Brown case. I have questions I intend to answer with each linked resource. Pulled from educator chats on Twitter.
After we finish pouring over the evidence, we talk about this case's failure to return an indictment, as well as the state of race relations in America. The evaluation of race relations is triangulated from multiple facets: cultural, historical, socio-economic, and criminal.
Good luck, folks. This is a tough, emotional issue. But not discussing reinforces our own perceptions.
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