I was just reading my email from Teaching Tolerance, an offshoot of The Southern Poverty Law Center trying to raise awareness of racial/ethnic issues and decreasing the conflict related to them. In the newsletter there was a link to a PBS site called "Race: The Power of an Illusion, a video from 2003." The main activity I was directed to was to look at pictures and sort the faces into racial categories. Wow.
Let's just say I was not successful. Nor are most people. It's a real eye-opening activity that can be done by a person on under five minutes and could be a great beginner to a social psychology unit or a mini-unit on race, ethnicity and/or prejudice/discrimination. Great for sociology as well.
posted by Chuck Schallhorn