Understanding Prejudice
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Test Your Native IQ


To increase awareness of historic and contemporary prejudices toward Native Americans and other indigenous populations.


Ask students to take the Native IQ Test and write a 2-3 page paper answering the following questions:

  1. How many test items did you get correct?
  2. Were you surpised by any of the information you read?
  3. Was genocide committed against Native Americans?
  4. Should Columbus Day be celebrated in the U.S.? Why or why not?
  5. Should Indian team mascots be allowed? Why or why not?
  6. Why are stereotypes and prejudice toward Native people so common?
  7. If you are non-Native and live on land formerly occupied by Native people, are you an accomplice to theft? A beneficiary?
  8. If you are non-Native and have ignored injustice toward Native people, is this a form of prejudice?


Instead of requiring a paper, instructors may simply ask students to test their Native IQ and be prepared to answer the questions above in class.