1. What is overt racism? What is institutionalized racism? Can they be fought with similar tactics, or does fighting the different forms or racism require different approaches? Why?
2. During the Civil Rights era, activists worked for change within existing systems and institutions—that is, they took the laws of those institutions and used them against them. But activists today argue that the institutions that govern our society do not want to acknowledge the problems of systematic racism and that working within the system is ineffective. Do you agree with them? Why or why not?
3. Is non-violence an effective protest tool today? Do activists need to be prepared to respond to violence with violence and disruption? Why or why not?
4. Do social movements need identifiable public leaders to be effective? Why or why not? How can you practice public leadership without prominent individual leaders?
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