Racism in the 21st century

Bill Russell was an NBA champion and civil rights icon. He paved the way for NBA players to take a stand against racial injustice.

This lesson teaches students:

  • To understand covert racism and the forms it can take
  • To recognize its impact on people of color and human rights
  • To recognize the ways racism exists outside of the south and challenge the notion that racism exists only in the south.
  • To advocate for racial justice within their communities and nationally
  • To learn about Bill Russell and his efforts towards a racially just world