The Power of Passion
If you want to move students beyond knowing (�Racism is wrong.�) into feeling (�I despise racism.�), start by checking your own passion for the issue. If you see racism as �just another issue,� your students will probably receive the lesson with the same attitude. A lukewarm heart can�t ignite a fire in the hearts of students.
In teaching on racism, it may be enough for you to reflect on the prejudices that have been directed against you. To prepare my heart to write on this topic, I watched �Schindler�s List� and tried to imagine life as a Jew under Hitler. I read scores of articles on racist killings until the atrocity of this sin overwhelmed my soul. Kindle a fire in your own heart and watch the fire spread to your students.