Language, Cultural Expression, and The Civil Rights Movement

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  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • What does it feel like to be belittled or criticized because of your identity?
  • What is the difference between feeling proud and feeling superior?
  • Why might people not feel safe to express all their identities?
  • How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
  • What skills are necessary within diverse societies?
  • What is the relationship between diversity and belonging?
  • What is the difference between being treated unfairly by another person and receiving unequal treatment under the law?
  • Why is it important to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, as Dr. King said?
  • How does privilege shape the lives of individuals and groups?
  • How have people advocated and fought for justice throughout history?
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