Objective: Racial prejudice is quickly introduced in Everybody's Protest Novel as a significant theme in the book. Baldwin uses the essays in the book to analyze, understand, and deal with racial prejudice. Racial prejudice permeates throughout this collection of essays while the author asserts himself as an expert on the topic. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the difference between racial harmony and racial equality.
1) Tasks, Ideas, Challenges, and Homework
1) Provide students with a short background of African American history that includes information about slavery, emancipation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement.
2) Have the students divide into pairs and define what they think racial prejudice means. Then ask students to define racial harmony in their own words.
3) For class discussion: What does racial prejudice mean to you? What does racial harmony mean to you? What is the difference between racial prejudice and racial harmony...
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