Malcolm X: Dictionary Exercise

Baines teaches Detroit Red the symbolism of language through the contrast of the two words, "black" and "white." He suggests that society views the white man as the definition of "white" and the black man as the definition of "black."

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  1. At what point does the children realize that definig black and white doesn't have to refer to race?
  2. Considering the age of the students do you see their discussion as continuing to be relevant in today's society?

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  • Common Core State Standards
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Common Core State Standards
    Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • Common Core State Standards
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from n...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain actions taken by people to expand economic opportunities and political rights, including tho...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare and contrast the approach taken by some civil rights groups such as the Black Panthers with ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for women, ethnic and rel...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the varying treatment patterns of minority groups such as African American, Asian American, ...

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