Toolclip introductionIn this Toolclip you can explore what attitudes and values are helpful for initiating interracial dialogues. It provides you with one film clip, discussion manual and debrief questions to engage your students in short peer-to-peer dialogues.
Video summary: The protagonists start to step outside their comfort zones and explore if they feel safe enough to risk speaking their respective truths on tough topics, from race, privilege, and power to their own personal pain.
Possible points for discussion
- What thoughts and feelings did the protagonists express before entering interracial dialogue?
- What do you think would help create a safer space for people to talk about race relations issues? (e.g. qualities, group norms)
Detailed suggestions for how to use in class can be found in the facilitator manual. You may also find it helpful to learn about our educational approach.
This toolclip comes from our toolkit American Textures Clips. The video is an excerpt of our feature film American Textures (78 min) which applies intercultural communication skills to interracial dialogue.