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Color Of Law Project
We believe that students need to learn an accurate, full, diverse history. In short, students need to be told the TRUTH. That's why we launched this project called the Color of Law Project. We used the book The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, which is about housing segregation. We created a lesson plan and activities around the book to ensure students are taught this part of history. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see the lesson plan. We would love to share it with you!
Throughout my entire educational career, I was taught the same thing. "Segregation was bad, but then we made it illegal. Now everybody is magically equal". While it's an uncomfortable truth to digest, especially as someone who has benefited from the system, I feel so much more informed having learned the seedy depths of our nation's invisible racial lines.
I really enjoyed the diversity of the lesson
It's really interesting to see how much of what was talked about in this lesson plan can be seen in Vermont. For example, where our wastewater plants are placed, how when I drive past any suburbs I rarely see any People of Color, and where the majority of POC reside in Vermont.
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