How does the way we look influence the way we live?
What part do culture and history play in the formation of our individual and collective identities?
How do our intersecting identities shape our perspectives and the way we experience the world?
How do our similarities and differences impact the relationships we have with people inside and outside our own identity groups?
What do we gain when we learn about the lived experiences of other people?
How do we connect in meaningful ways with people who are different from us?
What is the relationship between diversity and inequality?
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Was the treatment of Irish Immigrants on par with how we treat Latin American Immigrants today?
1. What hateful words stayed in Rodriguez’s memory his entire life? Cite the text.
2. Rodriguez writes, “We never stopped crossing borders.” Give two examples from the text of how he extends the metaphor of borders.
3. Compare how Luis’ mother responded to the woman in Will Rogers Park with how she felt on the inside. Tell about a time...
How do bias and injustice affect the future?
What shared beliefs have inspired social justice movements in history?
What responsibility does an individual have to make society better?
Why is it important to stand up to injustice when those around you do not?
How can you be the change that you want to see?
How do different parts of our identities combine to make us who we are? How can I contribute from a privileged group in 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?