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Help students understand the relationship between the police and the military

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, learn about the history of the militarization of police departments across the country. Continue reading

Minneapolis residents explain experiences with overt and systemic racism

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In this NewsHour lesson, learn about the history of race relations in Minnesota and how it echoes throughout the country. Continue reading

Outrage follows the acquittal of officer who killed Philando Castile

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Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in Minnesota in July 2016. Continue reading

How do different racial groups view the police?

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Only one-third of African Americans think the police are doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three quarters of white people, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka has worked to change those numbers. Continue reading

How does unintentional bias impact people of color?

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Sometimes, casual comments we don’t think about can be just as damaging as obvious racial slurs. Columbia University Teachers College Professor Derald Sue studies these instances, called microaggressions, and their often hidden meanings. Continue reading

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