I need help with my 3 discussion boards

What Can White People Do?

How White People Can Advocate For The Black Lives Matter Movement? A Conversation with Uzodinma Iweala.

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to author Uzodinma Iweala about the role of white people in the Black Lives Matters movement.

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/11/890000800/how-white-people-can-advocate-for-the-black-lives-matter-movementLinks to an external site.

You can listen to the 5 minute interview while you read along with the narrative of this discussion. 

1. What was Iweala’s concern about whites at BLM protest with “White People Against Karen” signs.

2. What is the important questions that Iweala suggests we ask. What needs to be examined?

3. Why might Whites comparing their experiences to Blacks be offensive or dismissive of the experience of Blacks?

Be sure to make your first post by Wednesday; then respond to at least two more posts by Friday.

Rap Music and the Empowerment of Today’s Youth

*Travis, “Rap Music and the Empowerment of Today’s Youth: Evidence in Everyday Music Listening, Music Therapy, and Commercial Rap Music”

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257544331_Rap_Music_and_the_Empowerment_of_Today’s_Youth_Evidence_in_Everyday_Music_Listening_Music_Therapy_and_Commercial_Rap_MusicLinks to an external site.

1. How do the subjects in this research define the idea of “empowerment”?

2. What do the authors say about the importance of connection and community?

3. According to the research, how might hip hop be valuable to individuals and communities?

U.S. Education: Still Separate but Unequal

Here is some interesting data that will give you a picture of educational attainment in the U.S. Be sure to watch the short video clip in this segment!

Cook, “U.S. Education: Still Separate but Unequal,” 

https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/01/28/us-education-still-separate-and-unequalLinks to an external site.

1. Identify three items in the data that reflect inequalities in education.

2. How do inequities in education impact the learning of students of color?

3. If you were head of the Department of Education, how would you change the current system of education to be more equitable?