ERIC Number: ED183483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project--Prejudice/Discrimination Unit.
Skjervold, Christian K.; And Others
The student booklet presents short chapters illustrating the prejudice/discrimination unit of the Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project for secondary schools. Fifteen brief chapters describe the ways Americans have and still do discriminate against the people of various ethnic groups. Topics cover the history and policies of the Know-Nothing political party in the 1850s, the life and job of a Polish sweat-shop girl, a slave's work in the cotton fields, Chinese laborers on the transcontinental railroad, the living conditions of Mexican Americans in the valley of the Rio Grande River and of Puerto Ricans in the barrios of New York City, and the fight for citizenship by Dr. Pandit, an East Indian. Two chapters describe school segregation cases, one relating to Japanese American children in San Francisco and the other relating to Mexican American students. A photo essay illustrates the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Contemporary discrimination is discussed in two chapters, one presenting the findings of a study by the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs on ethnic discrimination in the corporate world, and the other on the legality of private club discrimination. The final three chapters trace the development of the Japanese American Citizens League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and American Indian militancy. (CK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bias, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Citizenship, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Indians, Japanese Americans, Labor Conditions, Multicultural Education, Organizations (Groups), Polish Americans, Puerto Ricans, Racial Segregation, Secondary Education, Slavery, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Intergroup Education.