Stereotypes

  • No Red Ink: finish Parts of Speech review, silent read when complete
  • Stereotypes and myths are a complex issue in our multicultural society, In your groups, brainstorm and record at least 5 stereotypes about Indigenous peoples that you’re aware of. We will return to this in later units when we debunk stereotypes.
  • Racist sports teams and racism in sports. There are several sports teams and mascots in North America that many argue are racist and completely unacceptable. Opinions vary, but a lot of Indigenous folks are making efforts to have these teams and mascots changed. Watch these three videos below, which present different perspectives on this issue, and write a 2-3 paragraph response in your learning journal: should team names like the Washington Redskins, which are accused of being racist and offensive to Indigenous peoples, be changed? Why or why not?