Racial Discrimination in Finance Activities

ANALYZE: The Racialized Costs of Banking

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Analyze data on racial discrepancies in overall banking fees, minimum balance requirements, and overdraft fees.

ANALYZE: The Wage Gap

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the gender and racial wage gap, including how it relates to education and career representation.

CREATE: A Timeline of Racial Discrimination in Finance

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Keep track of important historical events, practices, polices, and more that they learn about in NGPF's Racial Discrimination in Finance unit 
  • Provide a short summary for the items they add to their timelines 

PROJECT: Build Awareness and Action

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Reflect on what they've learned throughout NGPF's Racial Discrimination in Finance mini-unit 
  • Create a final product that demonstrates a deep understanding of a particular issue area with the intention to educate others or to mobilize action

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PROJECT: Community Mapping

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Work in groups to explore their area and research a focus topic
  • Create a class map that represents the strengths and needs of the local community
  • Reflect on the role of community mapping in creating local change

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RESEARCH: Reparation Efforts in the United States

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Conduct research to discover what efforts have been taken to offer reparations to historically excluded communities in the country

RESEARCH: What Is Your Experience With Banking?

In this activity, students will be able to

  • Interview a community member to learn more about their experience with banking or research first-hand accounts of racial discrimination in banking
  • Consider the role of racial discrimination in banking

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