ERIC Number: ED144080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Racism in the English Language.
Moore, Robert B.
This publication includes a study essay that discusses numerous ways in which the English language reflects and promotes racism. Among the topics discussed are black/white color symbolism, terms that reflect obvious bigotry, terms that reflect ethnocentrism on the part of white people, politics and terminology, and "loaded" terms that are used to refer to Africans and to Native Americans. The publication then provides a lesson plan for teaching students at all educational levels to recognize racism in the English language and to learn to use less racist language, and it suggests specific classroom activities. (GW)
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English Instruction, Ethnocentrism, Higher Education, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Minority Groups, North American English, Racial Discrimination, Racism
The Racism and Sexism Resource Center for Educators, 1841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023 ($2.00 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.