Equity and Diversity
The EdChange project by Paul Gorski is a website that provides social justice and equity literacy in curriculum development. The site has a series of awareness quizzes designed to challenge “false information about difference and equity in the United States and the world” (Gorski, n.d., para. 1).Take the four quizzes on the Diversity Awareness Quizzes page:
- Classism and Poverty Awareness
- Who Said It? A Re-Perception Quiz
- Equity and Diversity Awareness Quiz
- Digital Sexism Quiz
To increase each other’s awareness about equity, based on the responses you had incorrect, create a 10-question quiz for your classmates. Explain why you selected those specific questions and what you hope students taking the quiz will learn.
Equity and Diversity
- What are the factors that make it difficult for the underemployed/unemployed to find better jobs?
This question is important since it will enable individuals to identify the root causes of poverty in the U.S.
- What proportion of Africa-Americans live below the poverty line?
It is important to compare the income levels of all ethnic groups in order to have a clear picture of the poverty situation.
- Which system of government do you think will be best in addressing the income distribution problems in the U.S?
This question will enable students to describe the characteristics of the various systems of government, including their benefits and drawbacks.
- What is your take on legalization of same-sex marriages in the U.S?
This question will enable students to tackle contemporary issues concerning diversity and human rights.
- What is your take on affirmative action plan? Is it justified or does it qualify to be labeled reverse discrimination?
This question will enable students to evaluate the success of affirmative action policies in the U.S. and analyze whether the policies promote reverse discrimination.
- What actions can the government take to improve the treatment of children in the U.S?
Based on 40 indicators of child well-being, the U.S. received the lowest ranking. Students should outline concrete actions that the U.S. can take to reverse the situation.
- The U.S. jails comprise mostly of African-Americans yet they make up a fraction of the entire population. Do you think this is an issue of discrimination against the poor and people of color?
This question will enable students to explore contentious issues in the US justice system, specifically the issue of ethnically motivated discrimination.
- What action can the U.S. government take to alleviate the plight of the poor?
This question will enable students to examine the possible remedies to the poverty situation in the U.S.
- What are the factors that have contributed to the decline of women taking careers in computer-related field?
There is need for research into the factors that have contributed to the above scenario. With reduction in gender gaps in the U.S., it would be expected that more women take up computer-related courses.
- What is the impact does playing violent video games has on young children?
There is need for more research on the impact of playing violent video games. Students should research on the impacts it has on their behavior.