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ISJ Fall 2020: Τeaching Anti-discrimination and Race in the Wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement – Two Educators’ Reflections and Suggestions / La Tosha Parker-Jackson and Michael Neumann


The purpose of this article is to share how we, as two educators and curriculum coordinators, teach anti-discrimination inside our classrooms: under the backdrop of the recent global Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM). The movement seeks to bring attention to the violent over-policing in the Black American community. This movement began in the United States as a response to the murder and acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin in 2013 in Florida. However, more recently, BLM protests and riots spread around the world in May 2020 due to the release of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a White police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.