What did you learn from this activity?
I learned a lot more about the Taylor case and things get pushed under the rug when it comes to people of color. I was able to come to my own conclusions and I think one officer isn’t enough. (JH)
I learned a lot more about the topic of Brianna Taylor. I only knew the facts the news was giving me. I think it is important for students to look up information on their own in order to get the truth about the case. This assignment also shows the biases in different media sources. This assignment also shows the importance of voting in America. (GP)
I think that these kinds of things happen all the time within all the races. Yes, I do think that there are still major race issues in our country but I think this is more of a way to take the light away from what is going on with our law enforcement. In this case a black woman was wrongly shot but not because she is black. Either way, the officer should still face time for a crime.(MT)
Other ideas, comments or suggestions related to this activity.
This is another example of how police departments in America justify the killings of innocent people of color. What I mean by that is only one officer was charged in this case and the only reason they did that was to try to hush the black community by saying at least someone went to jail. In my opinion, is still not enough, nor am I satisfied with the outcome. (JH)
I think it would be good to have the students come up with a chart and compare information that different news sources provided about the case. Then have the students try to find evidence to support the evidence that the news source provided. (GP)
This assignment is a great way to get kids to start formulating ideas and thinking about the world around them. This is how students become part of our society and hopefully ones that get involved in fighting injustice. (MT)