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Exercise

Wall of prejudice

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To introduce concepts of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination; to make a difference within those concepts; to meet your own prejudices and stereotypes

Description of the tool

You have on the wall 10 white papers with titles. Titles are different groups of people, made on different criteria. Your task will be to approach all the papers and to write down one or two characteristic for that group of people. It is your first association – do not overthink this exercise! Do not think about it at all if you can, try to do this as fast as you can. Don’t read other things that are written, we’ll have time to read them. This is silent game, so please don’t discuss and comment nothing while you are doing this. When you are finished, please sit down, just to see how many of you have finished.
You can start.

Groups of people, examples (written on the papers, wall)(try to avoid groups of people to whom participants belong):
Politicians
Japanese
Artists
Football players
NGO activists
Women
English people
Drug addicted people
Chinese
Yoga practitioners

The trainer reads all the papers afterwards.

Sharing and discussion:
What we have now on the walls?
Discussion what stereotypes are, what are prejudices, what is discrimination.
Giving handout about stereotypes.


Comments

  • This is a good starting point (ice breaker) and needs careful nurturing (methodology) to eradicate prejudices (sometimes unfounded). the economic element of racism aught to be pivotal to this kind of training -keep it up.

    Unknown , 12 September 2005 16:41:13

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Tool overview

http://toolbox.salto-youth.net/218

This tool is for

from 15 - 25 people

and addresses

Anti-Racism, Intercultural Learning

Materials needed:

flipchart paper (or any 10 big blank, wall papers), pens

Duration:

45 min

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Unknown.

(If you can claim authorship of this tool, please contact !)

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Marija Farmer (on 13 September 2003)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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