American Sociological Association

Memorializing Lynch Victims: Countering Colorblind Ideologies with Experiential Learning

This article describes a class project designed to develop students’ abilities to use their sociological imagination to better understand the structural sources of racial inequality. The event consisted of a memorial reading of the names of more than 4,000 documented lynch victims in the United States. Authors conducted a pretest and posttest on racial attitudes in large Introduction to Sociology courses. Posttest responses evidenced less support for "colorblind" ideologies and greater support for structural sources of inequality.

Authors

Bailey, A. K., Leiker, J., Gutierrez, A., Larson, E. C., Mitchell, S.

Volume

1

Issue

3

Starting Page

454

Ending Page

459

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