Prejudice takes many forms and involves us pre-judging someone or something. People can be prejudiced against someone because of their religion, sexual orientation, and skin colour, place of birth, way of speaking, or physical or mental disability. All prejudice has one thing in common: it is always based on ignorance and usually strengthened by fear.


This clip from the film portrays one of Martin Luther King’s speeches in church calling on people to protest against the institutional prejudices they face.


Now follow these links about more recent protests, which many believe are the result of continuing racial prejudice on the part of the US authorities. Discuss with your partner your thoughts. Can you identify similarities and differences between these protests?

Protest in Ferguson, MissouriProtests across US after killing of Eric Garner


Make a poster for your classroom to represent your ideas on this topic.