pedagogy, BLM survey

Structural Racism model developed by Tricia Rose

Respond to the questions below on your rolling Google doc.  In class these will be copied into a Google survey form where your identity is anonymous.  Questions 1-6 will be shared with an anti-racist pedagogy group within the Department of Communication that is doing interviews this semester to assess students understandings of racism, anti-racism, and what these look like in the classroom.  The interview project is titled “Building anti-racist pedagogy(teaching) communities of practice.”   The information from the Google survey form will be anonymous.  It may help inform a study being conducted by Leda Cooks as part of a research team in our department.

To answer these questions, it may be purposeful to copy and paste them into your rolling Google doc.

  1. What does the word “racism” mean to you?
  2. How do you define it?
  3. What does the word ant-racism mean to you?
  4. How do you think people enact anti racism?  What does that look like in a classroom?
  5. How do you see anti-racism enacted in Communication classes?
  6. How would you like to see anti racism enacted in Communication classes?
  7. Your thoughts on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement?  Some additional prompts:
    • Memories of when you became aware of BLM and your reactions?
    • How was it dealt with in your schooling? 
    • What have been its impacts?  This could cover peers, family, gov’t, and media experiences.
    • In what ways has it impacted your understandings of and perspectives on racism?
    • In what ways, if any, has it moved you and your peers to social action?  How has it shaped your perspectives on activism?

8.  In what ways have the entertainment industries shaped your understandings of and perspectives on Blackness and African-Americans?  Provide some examples.

9.  In what ways have African-Americans and other people of color been part of your social experience?

UK – Candle Light Vigil for Michael Brown at US Embassy in London 2014