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Project Identity 2018-19 Exploration

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Project Identity

Topic Exploration Resources


Directions: This page contains links to research and articles about many topics: race, gender, LGBTQ issues, class, ethnicity, to how people with different social identities experience current events in the United States differently. Some of these resources are designed for kids your age and others were written for adults. This means some of them might be harder to understand. I've included a link to my favorite online dictionary here to help you understand any words that confuse you, as well as a link to Simple Wikipedia to learn more about these topics. My favorite sources are marked with a star () symbol.


You should also use me as a guide as you read these articles, asking me questions to help you understand what you read. Discussing these articles with your classmates will also help you. Feel free to use headphones to watch videos on the following articles and to click on links to read other articles linked in your article. If you do not have headphones, please mute your volume before clicking on any of the links below, many of which have ads. As you research here, please fill out your Project Identity Topic Exploration Note Catcher.


For Newsela sources, you will need to log in using the following info:

username: HTMCVmdaniels

pw: teamhtmcv 





Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Simple Wikipedia


Race & Ethnicity

BIG List of Systemic Racism Examples (click on the links in the list to read about some of the examples of how race affects housing, finances, healthcare, education, etc.) 

Understanding Race

What Is Black Lives Matter?

The Marionette Online: How Race Affects Daily Life

PBS: Me, Myself, and My Race

PBS: Timeline of Race

PBS: Interview with an Anthropologist About the History of Race

Microaggressions Chart

White People: A Documentary (hold off on this one, because we're going to watch it in small groups together)

White Kids Get Medicated, Black Kids Get Suspended 

The Last Word on That Word

(Don't) Guess My Race (use HTH email)

Conditions on Indian reservations today 

Football game compared to Trail of Tears 

Black family asked to leave Wild Wing Cafe

An article about one teen examining how others see her racial and national identities

Boy bullied for race

NC Police pepper spray black teenager in his own home 

Tulsa school sends student home over hairstyle

Ten Myths About Immigration

Issue Overview: Immigration reform

Why don't unauthorized immigrants become citizens? They can't. 

DACA: Some young immigrants face education hurdle to stay in U.S.

Latino Immigration to the United States: Economic Factors

PBS Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Immigration

Central American children heading to U.S. to escape danger

Mexican Immigration History: Longer, more Complex than U.S.-Mexico border

States, cities making their own English-only rules

Video Shows MAGA-Clad Teenagers Harassing, Mocking Native American Vietnam Vet

In Tamir Rice Case, Many Errors by Cleveland Police, Then a Fatal One

Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested

Starbucks, LA Fitness and the long, racist history of America’s loitering laws

They Can't Be Here For Us: Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Tell Their Story for the First Time

A video of black men being arrested at Starbucks. Three very different reactions.

The Fight For Native Voices To Be Heard

"The History of White People": What it means to be white

Speaker Sparks Outrage After Dressing In Blackface To Teach Lesson African Missionary Work

How American Indian Reservations Came to Be

How Native American Reservations Started

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Filipinos helped shape America of today

Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race

Ramón "Chunky" Sanchez (from Barrio Logan in San Diego!!) talks about his school experience  

Report: California cops more likely to stop black drivers

Young Latinos: Born in the U.S.A., carving their own identity

Coming Out As Black

The Lasting Impact of Mispronouncing Students’ Names




Resources about Femininity

Resources about Masculinity








Other LGBTQ Issues

Teenager's skirt set on fire on bus

Classmates' response

School's reaction to boy bullied for wearing pink

A little boy who loves pink

My former students' reaction to the previous article

Boy suspended for wearing purse

Pennsylvania High School Students Create an Anti-Gay Day

What High School Is Like for Transgender Students 

Virginia school board violated rights of transgender teen, judge rules

US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban

Oklahoma Passes Adoption Law That LGBT Groups Call Discriminatory

National report shows Idaho schools "unsafe" for LGBTQ students

New survey: Fl middle and HS schools “not safe” for most LGBTQ students

High school could have been hell for my transgender son. Don't make it hell for the next kid.

'I take a risk when I get on': Transgender commuters describe life on public transport



What it actually feels like to stutter

Why the Heck are You So Fat?

The Problem With Fat Jokes

Albino Teen Fights Bullies with Rap Lyrics

People of Color with Albinism Ask: Where Do I Belong?

Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible 

11-Year-Old With Autism Arrested At School, DA Drops Charges

LGBT Navajos Discover Unexpected Champions: Their Grandparents

'TikTok we need to talk': Lizzo slams social media app for body shaming

How to Prevent the Media From Damaging Your Teen's Body Image



Conditions on Indian reservations today 

Play SPENT to examine financial insecurity

The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years

Record inequality: The top 1% controls 38.6% of America's wealth

If You Haven’t Been On Food Stamps, Stop Trying to Influence Government Policy (originally published on Racialicious) 

Food stamps for millions of Americans become pawn in shutdown fight

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