The New York Times just announced they’d like to have readers send them responses to this question:
Someone Just Made a Racist Remark. What Do You Do?
Here’s their official request and if you go here you can type your response into their form:
You heard a racist comment from a friend, a relative, a co-worker, a stranger: What did you do? Did you speak up? Were you stunned into silence?
Many of us condemn hateful speech, but confronting it can be challenging for some people. We want to hear about your experiences, about how you’ve responded or struggled to respond when you’ve encountered someone making a racist remark.
Your submission may be selected for publication in our Race/Related newsletter and you may be invited to participate in Race/Related’s weekly Facebook Live chat.
This seems like a tremendous teaching and learning opportunity to either have students contribute their own responses or to wait until The Times publishes their picks and use them to kick-off a potentially great and important class discussion.
I’m adding this info to New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism.