Beyond Tolerant - Revise and Decolonize
Course: PWR 1 or PWR 2
Activity length and schedule: Any time during the quarter; this activity would take students at least 30 minutes to complete.
- To help students practice critical and rhetorical reading
- To encourage students to engage in rhetorical analysis of a text
- To increase awareness of the way cultural assumptions influence language and the delivery of ideas
- To suggest the power of revision as part of anti-racist practices
Activity details: Students analyze several cultural artifacts (a page from a nursing textbook; a news article; and information graphic) to uncover where dominant discourses reaffirm dominant-culture beliefs and assumptions and then suggestion revisions to make each more inclusive.