“The reality for educators is that our students need our help in becoming more tolerant or open-minded. My students in this class saw anti-Semitism within a much larger history of human intolerance and, hopefully, will take that knowledge and perspective into their futures.”
The SPLC does a lot of important work in both legal challenges and education. While the focus on tolerance is sometimes criticized (we need more than just tolerance of other perspectives… respect, for example), this is a great example of how an instructor can link historical topics related to intolerance, racism, and genocide.
- Southern Poverty Law Center: ‘Our Hate Map Doesn’t Cause Anybody to Attack’ (+audio) (joemiller.us)
- Southern Poverty Law Center files complaint about Florida’s race-based student achievement plans (rawstory.com)
- Why aren’t we outraged enough by intolerance? (migranttales.net)