Welcome to Your Personal Learning Lab
Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. It is how we consciously know and understand our character, feelings, motives, and desires. It requires the ability to self-reflect and be aware of the impact we have on others and the world around us (and of their impact on us).
This personal learning lab provides you with tools and games aimed to help you build on your self-awareness and knowledge. Check out the learning opportunities below based on: Microaggressions, Race and Racism, Bias, and Privilege.
Have an idea for the Learning Lab? We want to know.
A game demonstrating how it feels to suffer microaggressions and acculturative stress day after day. Play now.
A tool for recognizing microaggressions and the messages they send. Learn more.
A tool for interrupting microaggressions. Learn more.
What are the attitudes and beliefs that you may be unwilling or unable to share? Learn more.
Take a personal assessment of anti-racist behavior. Learn more.
Interested in a seven-day race and gender-bias cleanse? Learn more.
In an instant, pick an image that matches the word. Play now.
Can You See the Bias?
MTV’s Look Different campaign charges us to take a step back and analyze our bias. Learn more.
Race and Racism
How different are we? Test what you know about human diversity and learn why race isn’t biological.Test your knowledge.
Try your hand at “sorting” individuals and see if it matches how people think of themselves. Or explore how we might sort people by physical traits. Challenge your mindset.
What’s My Story?
A self-assessment journaling exercise that fosters your self-knowledge and helps you to understand where you are positioned within anti-racism frameworks. Learn more.
The Myth of Race
The myth of race, debunked in 3 minutes. Watch now.
Questions to take stock of your internalized racism inventory. Get curious.
Crania Americana -the most important book in the history of scientific racism. Watch now.
Looking Back to Move Forward
Explore the historical gallery on Annenberg 13; follow the floor signs to get to the gallery wall. (Near the Office of Curricular Support; Annenberg 13-90.)
The consequences of oppression. Learn more.
The White Privilege checklist. Learn more.
Who is marginalized. Discover the list.
An activity designed to help people understand the effects of societal privileges. (After viewing the video and answering the questions, ask yourself one more: ‘Where do I stand?’) Watch now.
There’s a tug-of-war in society. Learn more.
Matrix of Oppression
Discover the –Isms of societal structures. Learn more.
Common behavioral patterns that perpetuate power relations. Learn more.